Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies

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

Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.

The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades.

However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically.

Her family are expected to release a statement later today.

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  1. Long live the “Mother of Africa”. Rest in peace dear child of God. You fought the good fight. Forward Ever! Backward Never! Your way was hard, and the struggle so difficult, but you have arisen victorious in all of our hearts. Thank you. Peace, Peace, Wonderful Peace coming down from the Father above!

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