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South Africa Mourns Struggle Icon Winnie Mandela

UPDATE 2-Winnie Mandela, tainted anti-apartheid figurehead, dies at 81

She was expelled from her husband's cabinet a year later.

"Somewhere it seems that something went wrong", magistrate Peet Johnson said as he sentenced her to five years in jail, later overturned on appeal. There isn't any pain I haven't known'.

President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks outside the late Winnie Mandela's house in Soweto.

Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South Africa's first black president and democratically elected leader, Nelson Mandela, has died.

Winnie Mandela started feeling the pressure too.

As the mother of two of Mandela's children, Madikizela-Mandela and her ex-husband appeared to rebuild a friendship in his final years. She was also arrested by police again and again.

Before that, she had been jailed for 17 months for defying authority, 13 of which she spent in solitary confinement. She bore the air of a troublemaker, arriving late at rallies and haranguing comrades, including Thabo Mbeki, Mandela's successor as president.

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe expressed condolences on behalf of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and urged those who loved her to celebrate her.

As evidence emerged in the dying years of apartheid of the brutality of her Soweto enforcers, the "Mandela United Football Club" (MUFC), her nickname switched from "Mother of the Nation" to "Mugger".

Her bodyguards were accused of the disappearances and killings of at least 18 boys and young men.

Some have even claimed Mandikizela-Mandela killed the boy herself.

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Winnie Mandela's death signals the end of an era, the loss of a freedom fighter who - for 27 years - served as the public face of an imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But her marriage was in shambles. "I hope you can understand the pain I'm feeling now", he told journalists at a press conference in Johannesburg.

In 1996, Mandela ended their 38-year marriage, testifying in court that his wife was having an affair with a colleague.

However, Ms Madikizela-Mandela's political activism was marred by her conviction in 1991 for kidnapping and assault, for which she was fined.

Winnie Mandela developed a reputation as an uncompromising opponent of the then-predominant racial segregation system.

But she still enjoyed people's support.

Her first name Nomzamo translates to "one who must endure trials" - which she did, both politically and legally throughout her life.

But her passion and her hate walked side to side, and the ruthlessness in which she would later continue the struggle would tarnish the party, the struggle and even threaten her husband's legacy. Many South Africans admire her for that.

She would also remain an encouraging figure in the fight against patriarchy and male chauvinism in and outside politics. In 2009 and 2014 she was voted into the national assembly. 5 years back, he died in 2013.

After his death, he was buried in Qunu village close to where he was born. That is what Winnie Mandela provided for the millions of people in our country.

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