" 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) 
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. 
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
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..
She was Nelson MANDELA'S ex-wife. -- SIHLE MANDA, BONGANI NKOSI & SIBONGILE MASHABA. 
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away peacefully surrounded by family Netcare Milpark