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Winnie Mandela


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Winnie Madikizela–Mandela (born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She is currently a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee.

Although still married to Nelson Mandela at the time of his becoming president of South Africa in May ... more »

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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 happe...
    Winnie Mandela (b. 1936), South African black anti-apartheid activist. As quoted in Lives of Courage, ch. 6, by Diana E. H. Russell (1989). Said i...
  • ''Together, hand in hand, with that stick of matches, with our necklace, we shall liberate this country.''
    Winnie Mandela (b. 1934), South African political leader. Speech in black townships. Quoted in Guardian (London, April 15, 1986).
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