South Africa’s very first “Black 1st Lady”, Winnie Mandela has passed away at the age of 81. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was very active politically and she once was the President of the African National Congress Women’s League.
Winnie married Nelson Mandela in 1958, they had 2 children and split in a very messy divorce in 1996, while he still was in office. She had reportedly been ill for some years now and was recently hospitalized for a kidney infection. May she rest in peace.