South African anti-apartheid activist and ex wife of late President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has passed on at 81 years old.
Not long ago, Winnie was hospitalized for a kidney infection and was supposed to recover fully.
According to CNN, a relative broke the news that she had died on Monday.
Madikizela-Mandela has been in and out of hospital since 2016 for back and knee surgery.
During her ex-husband’s 27-year imprisonment for his fight against apartheid, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and the rights of black South Africans, undergoing arrest and banishment.