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Monday, April 2, 2018

BREAKING: Anti-apartheid icon, Winnie Mandela, dies at 81



South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant Zodwa Zwane says.




The firebrand activist died in a Johannesburg hospital, her family said, adding that she had "fought valiantly against the Apartheid state" and that she was known "far and wide as the Mother of the Nation".

Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the struggle to end white-minority rule, but her place in history was stained by controversy and accusations of violence.

Leading the tributes, Nobel laureate archbishop Desmond Tutu described her as "a defining symbol" of the battle against oppression.

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