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80 year old Nelson Mandela’s former wife admitted in a hospital

By Nwafor Sunday

Former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid veteran  has been admitted to hospital for observation. This was made known by a statement made publicly by her family members.

Late Nelson Mandela

“ On Wednesday, March 8 2017, Mrs Mandela went for routine medical checkup in a hospital and decision was taken to admit her for further observation,” the statement said. Moving back the memory lane, journalists gathered that former first lady Madikizela-Mandela spent several weeks in hospital in 2016 for back surgery.

She went through detentions, banishment and arrest during her ex-husband’s 27-year incarceration for his fight against apartheid. Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and for the rights of black South Africans.

It was reported by media that Mandela died in 2013 and made no mention of Madikizela-Mandela in his will, which she plans to challenge the will.


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