By Nuel Suji – Anti-apartheid campaigner and the ex-wife of South Africa’s late President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela is dead.
Winnie, the anti-apartheid heroin died at the age 81.
Reports quoted her personal assisitant, Zodwa Zwane, as saying, Mrs Madikizela-Mandela passed away Monday afternoon.
“It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital‚ Johannesburg‚ South Africa, on Monday April 2‚ 2018,” the assistant said.
Mrs. Mandela had been in and out of hospital since the beginning of the year following a long illness. She died peacefully surrounded by friends and loved ones, a family statement said.