Winnie Mandela is elected ANCWL president


Winnie Mandela source:

Wednesday, 8 December 1993

Born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela in the Eastern CapePresident Mandela’s former wife and politician was elected President of the African National Congress’ Women’s League (ANCWL) on 8 December 1993. The election came just a year after she resigned from all ANC leadership posts, including her post as Member of Parliament. She was re-elected in 1997.

Madikizela- -Mandela is widely respected within the ANC, securing 5th place in the 2009 general election. She is one of the most recognised faces of the struggle agaisnt apartheid. Several productions depicting her life have been made over the years. The most recent is a film based on Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob's biography of her, Winnie Mandela: A Life.

Winnie Madikzela-Mandela, estranged wife of Nelson Mandela, made a triumphant return to the top level of the African National Congress (ANC), when the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) elected her as its president, which automatically gu

• SAHO, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, from South African History Online [online], Available at [Accessed: 17 October 2013]
• Biography, (2013), Winnie Mandela, from Biography [online], Available at [Accessed: 17 October 2013]

Last updated : 09-Dec-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011