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.
“ 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.