Winnie (Madikizela) Madikizela-Mandela

Winifred Nomzamo Zanyiwe (Madikizela) Madikizela-Mandela (1936 - 2018)

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Winifred Nomzamo Zanyiwe (Winnie) Madikizela-Mandela formerly Madikizela
Born in eMbongweni, Mbizana, Pondolandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married (to ) in South Africamap
Mother of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South-Africamap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Nov 2017
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" The years of imprisonment hardened me ... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn't be blunted , as they have been in my case. When it happens every day of your life, when that pain becomes a way of life, I no longer have the emotion of fear ... There isn't any pain I haven't known." - Winnie MADIKIZELA-MANDELA (1936 ---2018) [1] Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, OLS, also known as Winnie Mandela, was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela. [2] Born: 26 September 1936, Mbizana Died: 2 April 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa Children: Zindziswa Mandela, Zenani Mandela Parents: Gertrude Madikizela, Columbus Madikizela Education: University of the Witwatersrand, University of South Africa


Born 26 September 1936 Mbongweni, Bizana, Pondoland


14 June 1958 - Nelson and Winnie Mandela on their wedding day. Nomzamo Winfreda Madikizela

Death Report

The Mercury
MADIKIZELA-MANDELA Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe MADIKIZELA (Winnie) *26 Sept 1936 in Pondoland + 2 April 2018 in Milpark Hospital at age 81.
Daughter of Columbus ( a teacher of history) .
Mother of 2 daughters. Mother of Zindzi (oldest) & Makaziwe and :Grandmother of Mbuso and Zondwa and Zoleka MANDELA..
Milpark Hospital
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away peacefully surrounded by family Netcare Milpark
2018-04-02 18:09
Amanda Khoza - Winnie Mandela (Mary-Ann Palmer, Netwerk24)
Mother of the nation' Madikizela-Mandela defiant till the end

BREAKING: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died The mother of the nation, mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was surrounded by her family when she passed away on Monday.

In a statement Dr Richard Friedland, the chief executive officer of Netcare said, "Mrs Mandela was surrounded by her family and loved ones.
"On behalf of Netcare we express our deep sorrow at the passing of Mrs Mandela, the mother of our nation, a heroine and struggle icon, who devoted her life to the liberation of South Africa."
Friedland said Madikizela-Mandela passed away peacefully.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughters and family at this sad time," he said.
The 81-year-old, who was fondly known and the Mother of the Nation, died on Monday afternoon after a long illness. [3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Mercury Tuesday 3 April 2018 Tributes to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Report Milpark Hospital
  4. Mary-Ann Palmer, Netwerk24

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14 June 1958 - Nelson and Winnie Mandela on their wedding day.
14 June 1958 - Nelson and Winnie Mandela on their wedding day.

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On 5 Apr 2018 at 10:56 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

I added the death location, per news articles.

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