by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/18, 12:21 pm
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died after a long illness, her family confirmed. She was 81. Madikizela-Mandela worked as a social worker when she met and married her husband in 1958. They had two children together and led the movement to end apartheid in South Africa. They divorced after 38 years of marriage, 27 of which Nelson Mandela spent in prison for his activism. He died in 2013 at age 95.