Winnie Madikizela–Mandela (born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936 – 2 April 2018) was a South African politician. She held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She was a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. Madikizela-Mandela was married to President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.
|Member of the South-African Parliament|
9 May 2009 – 2 April 2018
|1st First Lady of South Africa|
10 May 1994 – 20 March 1996
|Preceded by||Marike de Klerk|
|Succeeded by||Graça Machel|
|Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology|
|Preceded by||none (position established)|
|Succeeded by||Pallo Jordan (Arts and Culture), Derek Hanekom (Science and Technology)|
Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela
26 September 1936
Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa
|Died||2 April 2018 (aged 81)|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Spouse(s)||Nelson Mandela (1958–1996; divorced; 2 children)|
|Children||Zenani (b. 1959)|
Zindziwa (b. 1960)
|Alma mater||University of South Africa|
|Profession||Social worker, politician|
Madikizela-Mandela was born on 26 September 1936 in Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa. She studied at the University of South Africa. She was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 until they divorced in 1996. They had two children. Madikizela-Mandela died of complications from diabetes on 2 April 2018 in Johannesburg at the age of 81.
- Daley, Suzanne (20 March 1996). "South African Judge Gives Nelson Mandela a Divorce". The New York Times.
- South Africa's Winnie Mandela dies at 81
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