South African activist Winnie Mandela dies at age 81
TheGrio.com | 4/2/2018, 12:12 p.m.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, died today at age 81.
A statement released by the family reads that she had “died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.”