Fol­low­ing mass xeno­pho­bic at­tacks, Win­nie pub­licly con­demned the vi­o­lence

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - @PLAY -

Win­nie was elected pres­i­dent of the ANC Women’s League in 1993 and ap­pointed deputy min­is­ter of arts, cul­ture and sci­ence in 1994. But the fol­low­ing year, cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions led to her dis­missal. De­spite this, she re­mained ac­tive in pol­i­tics and se­cured a top po­si­tion on the ANC’s list of po­ten­tial MPs for the 2009 gen­eral elec­tion. Win­nie walked from Vic­tor Ver­ster Prison in Paarl hold­ing hands, arms aloft in the Strug­gle salute. But what should have been a cel­e­bra­tory mo­ment for the cou­ple turned sour as ac­cu­sa­tions of di­vorced in 1996. Win­nie took the sur­name Madik­izela-Man­dela. In an at­tempt to gain con­trol over Nel­son’s Qunu home af­ter be­ing claim­ing that their di­vorce was ‘fraud­u­lently ob­tained’ and that in April. In April this year, Win­nie was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal for a sec­ond sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure af­ter ini­tial back surgery in March. Paul Mashatile, pro­vin­cial chair­man of the ANC in Gaut­eng‚ an­nounced in July that ‘Mama is very well’. MARIECLAIRE.CO.ZA

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