Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

African National Congress (ANC) stalwart, and ex-wife of late President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, HAS DIED. Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela was born, the fifth of nine children, in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei on 26 September 1936. During her infant years her father, Columbus, was a local history teacher. In later years he was the minister of the Transkei Governments' Forestry and Agriculture Department during Kaizer Matanzima's rule. Her mother, Nomathamsanqa Mzaidume (Gertrude), was a science teacher.

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