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Winnie Mandela, SAfrica’s anti-apartheid figure,former wife of Nelson Mandela, dies at 81

 

Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81, triggering an outpouring of tributes to one of the country’s defining and most influential figures.

She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, family spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement.

Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the struggle to end white-minority rule which placed her name in history.

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