South Africa Says Farewell To Nelson Mandela

Beside Every Man: The Powerful Women In Nelson Mandela’s Long Road To Freedom (LIST)

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Winnie was the first black medical social worker in South Africa and strongly believed that a radical approach to the fight against apartheid would lead South Africans to equality. It was Winnie who became a controversial figure for the apartheid regime that lead her to jail as well. And when her husband of only two years (and who she barely knew) went into hiding and then to prison for the infamous 27-year stint, she became his representative, speaking out on his behalf and often enduring the torture from South African authorities bent on neutralizing the Mandelas and their following. Winnie, however, wasnt free of her flaws, as no man is. She ran into legal troubles throughout the years, facing corruption and fraud charges and even being involved in the kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy. However, when Mandela was released from prison, she was right by his side. He made her his deputy minister of arts when he was elected president in 1994 (although they had been separated for two years) and she became a member of the South Africa Parliament. Their divorce became final in 1996. The two have two children,Zenani(born 1959) and Zindzi (born 1960). Graca Machel: Machel is often referred to as the true love of Nelson Mandela. The advocate for women and childrens rights married the leader in 1998 when he was 80-years-old and she 53-years-old. He once had this to say about finding true love late in life.
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Nelson Mandela on life support, court documents show

Nelson Mandela

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 50 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Nelson Mandela Front pages mark Mandela’s death Nelson Mandela on life support, court documents show A South African court on Wednesday ordered that the graves of three of Nelson Mandela‘s children be immediately returned to his childhood village. Powered by Newslook Newslook Jason Straziuso, Associated Press 2:56 p.m. EDT July 4, 2013 The emotional pain and practical demands facing Nelson Mandela’s family are universal: confronting the final days of an elderly loved one. (Photo: Schalk van Zuydam, AP) Story Highlights Court ordered the return of the remains two years after a Mandela grandson moved them Son says Mandela would be “highly disappointed” by the family’s squabbling Court affidavit obtained by the media says Mandela is on life support SHARE 1096 CONNECT 130 TWEET 50 COMMENTEMAILMORE JOHANNESBURG (AP) Nelson Mandela


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