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History > 20th, early 21st century > South Africa (SA) > Timeline in pictures > Winnie Mandela    1936-2018

 

 

 

1986, Soweto

Winnie (center)

and Coretta Scott King (right),

the widow of Martin Luther King Jr,

meet

 

Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex/Shutterstock

 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: a life in pictures

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,

the anti-apartheid activist

and former wife of Nelson Mandela,

has died.

 

During her husband’s incarceration,

she campaigned tirelessly for his release

and the rights of black South Africans.

 

She later became a controversial figure

in South African politics

due to allegations of corruption

and involvement in acts of brutality

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Mon 2 Apr 2018        17.21 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/apr/02/
winnie-mandela-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela    1936-2018

 

South African activist,

ANC politician

and wife of Nelson Mandela

whose reputation

became mired

in allegations

of murder and fraud

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/02/
winnie-madikizela-mandela-obituary

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/winnie-mandela

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/02/
winnie-madikizela-mandela-obituary

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/14/
602247028/in-south-africa-crowds-gather-to-honor-winnie-mandela

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/04/14/
602517270/winnie-madikizela-mandela-didnt-die-she-multiplied

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/14/
huge-crowds-turn-out-for-winnie-madikizela-mandelas-funeral

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/apr/14/
the-funeral-of-winnie-madikizela-mandela-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/04/
winnie-mandela-still-divides-opinion

 

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/03/
morning-mail-winnie-mandela-leaves-a-polarising-legacy

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/03/
winnie-mandela-hero-white-protest-apartheid

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/02/
598916539/anti-apartheid-activist-winnie-madikizela-mandela-dies-at-81

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/02/
598796118/winnie-madikizela-mandela-anti-apartheid-activist-dies-at-81

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/02/
winnie-mandela-nelson-radical-south-africa-anc

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/apr/02/
south-africas-madikizela-mandela-dies-aged-81-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/02/
winnie-mandela-loved-loathed-role-anc-south-africa

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/02/
winnie-madikizela-mandela-obituary

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/06/
winnie-mandela-the-movie-asks-why-history-silences-strong-female-leaders-african-cinema

 

 

 

 

Of all the major figures

who came to global prominence

during the South African

liberation struggle,

Ms. Madikizela-Mandela

was the most glamorous

and the most at home

in the world of celebrity culture

— which is what made

her fall from grace

all the more startling.

 

FOR many of the years

just before

Mr. Mandela’s release

from 27 years in prison,

she was his public face,

bringing word of his thoughts

and his state of mind.

 

Still, though,

rumors circulated

even back then

of thuggish behavior

by a club she had formed

for young Soweto men

— the Mandela

United Football Club —

and these whispered

accusations

came back

to haunt her shortly

after her husband’s

release in 1990.

 

The following year

she was convicted

of kidnapping

and assaulting

a minor,

a 14-year-old,

James Seipei,

who went by the name

Stompie Moeketsi.

 

The authorities said

he had been

fatally beaten

by members

of her football club,

on her orders,

because

he was suspected

of being an informant.

 

She received

a six-year sentence

that was later

reduced to a fine.

 

The next year, though,

she and Mr. Mandela

separated.

 

(...)

 

 Ms. Madikizela-Mandela

was born

in the small village

of Mbongweni

in what is now

the Eastern Cape Province,

but moved

as a young woman

to Johannesburg,

where she became

the country’s

first black medical

social worker.

 

While there,

she met and, in 1958,

married Mr. Mandela,

already the head

of the African National Congress.

 

When Mr. Mandela

went into prison in 1964,

she was left to raise

their two daughters,

Zenani and Zindzi.

 

Under the apartheid

government,

she spent time

in prison herself,

including a year

of solitary confinement.

 

Shortly after the Soweto

uprising of 1976,

she was banished

by the apartheid

government

to the remote town

of Brandfort,

where she was forced

to remain until 1985

— at which time

she returned to Soweto

to resume

her public activities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/03/world/africa/in-mandela-legacy-a-place-for-winnie.html

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/08/
nelson-mandela-shared-final-moments-graca-machel-winnie-madikizela

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/nelson-winnie-mandela-marriage

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/jul/01/nelson-mandela-ex-wife-winnie-interview

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/03/world/africa/in-mandela-legacy-a-place-for-winnie.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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