World Apr 02

Winnie Madikizela Mandela, ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, gestures to supporters at the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2017. Photo by Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. Her own activism against apartheid led to her being imprisoned for months and years under house arrest.