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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Tarnished leader of South Africa’s struggle to make apartheid history

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of Nelson Mandela and for decades one of South Africa’s most prominent and polarising figures. Long after her divorce from the country’s first democratically elected president, Madikizela-Mandela was still called the Mother of the Nation. And in many ways, she epitomised the “new” South Africa …

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Winnie Mandela to receive state funeral, announces South Africa’s president

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the anti-apartheid campaigner, will be honoured with a state funeral later this month, South Africa’s president has said.  Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday evening after paying a condolence visit to Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Johannesburg’s Soweto township.  The funeral will be on 14 April, with an official memorial …

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Cyril Ramaphosa, elected South Africa’s new president, confronts woes of Zuma legacy

Following Jacob Zuma’s resignation as South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, leader of the ruling African National Congress party, was elected as president by Parliament on Feb. 15. (Reuters) CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Cyril Ramaphosa was elected by parliament as South Africa’s president on Thursday, marking a turning point for the …

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