Another freedom fighter bows out!

Winnie Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81

The family said in a statement that she passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year.

“Mrs. Madikizela-Mandela was one of the greatest icons of the struggle against apartheid,” the statement said. “She fought valiantly against the apartheid state and sacrificed her life for the freedom of the country.”

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