Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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Winnie Mandela
Member of the South-African Parliament
In office
9 May 2009 – 2 April 2018
1st First Lady of South Africa
In office
10 May 1994 – 20 March 1996
Preceded byMarike de Klerk
Succeeded byGraça Machel
Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology
In office
Preceded bynone (position established)
Succeeded byPallo Jordan (Arts and Culture), Derek Hanekom (Science and Technology)
Personal details
Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela

(1936-09-26)26 September 1936
Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa
Died2 April 2018(2018-04-02) (aged 81)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Spouse(s)Nelson Mandela (1958–1996; divorced; 2 children)
ChildrenZenani (b. 1959)
Zindziwa (b. 1960)
Alma materUniversity of South Africa
ProfessionSocial worker, politician

Winnie Madikizela–Mandela (born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936 – 2 April 2018) was a South African politician. She held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She was a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. Madikizela-Mandela was married to President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

Madikizela-Mandela was born on 26 September 1936 in Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa. She studied at the University of South Africa. She was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 until they divorced in 1996.[1] They had two children. Madikizela-Mandela died of complications from diabetes on 2 April 2018 in Johannesburg at the age of 81.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Daley, Suzanne (20 March 1996). "South African Judge Gives Nelson Mandela a Divorce". The New York Times.
  2. South Africa's Winnie Mandela dies at 81

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