WORLD NEWS: Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is dead at 81

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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.

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