Wednesday 12 December, 2018

In pictures: The life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

(Image: AP)

(Image: AP)

Many South Africans are paying tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of leader Nelson Mandela. She died on Monday at the age of 81.

Madikizela-Mandela was persecuted by the apartheid government and venerated by many South Africans because of her activism against white minority rule, but hit by scandals in later life.

She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years – but he spent 27 of them in prison for his anti-apartheid struggle.

Loop takes a look at Madikizela-Mandela’s life, in pictures. All images via the Associated Press.  

looptt In pictures: The life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

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