This Day In History

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of President Nelson Mandela, is born

Saturday, 26 September 1936
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of President Nelson Mandela, is born in Bizana, Pondoland. Madikizela-Mandela was a staunch opponent of P W Botha's government and this earned her a title of " mother of the nation ". Madikizela-Mandela played a role in the founding of the Black Women's Federation and the Black Parents' Association. Both worked towards the ending of Apartheid. ..
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