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Breaking: Winnie Mandela has died

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away.

The apartheid icon has been ill for a number of years and was most recently admitted to Milpark Hospital due to a kidney infection.

The last time the stalwart was in a hospital was in October 2017 for a knee surgery, which she recovered from.

During the 27-year imprisonment of her ex-husband, Nelson Mandela, for his fight against apartheid, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and the rights of black South Africans, undergoing arrest and banishment.

White minority rule ended in 1994.

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The former South African first lady was born in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei.

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