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Crowds of S.Africans lay to rest 'Mama' Winnie Mandela

Soweto - South Africans turned out in thousands to bid final goodbyes to anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela who was laid to rest with full state honours on Saturday.

S.Africa bids emotional farewell to 'Mama Winnie' Mandela

Soweto - Thousands of mourners flocked Wednesday to the heart of South Africa's sprawling Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela's former wife and struggle hero Winnie Mandela.

S.Africa heaps praise on flawed hero Winnie Mandela

Johanesburg - South Africa on Tuesday paid heartfelt tributes to Winnie Mandela, who died aged 81, as politicians hailed her as an inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner and defended her often controversial record.

Tributes to South Africa's Winnie Mandela

Paris - African leaders and celebrities have led tributes to South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela who has died aged 81.

'We sing when we're hurt': Sorrow, celebration at Winnie Mandela's home

Soweto - Crowds of mourners flocked Monday to Winnie Mandela's home in the heart of South Africa's Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance that remained her base decades after white rule fell.

Winnie Mandela, activist ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, dies

Johanesburg - Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday aged 81, triggering an outpouring of tributes to one of the country's defining and most divisive figures.

South Africa's Winnie Mandela in dates

Johanesburg - Key dates in the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, who died on Monday at the age of 81:- 1936: Born on September 26 as Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela in the Eastern Cape province.

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela dies aged 81

Johanesburg - Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81, her spokesman said.She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement.

Winnie Mandela: South Africa's flawed heroine

Johanesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's marriage to Nelson Mandela and her anti-apartheid activism ensured many South Africans saw her as "the mother of the nation", but her past was littered with dark controversies.

Winnie loses battle for Mandela's rural home

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday struck down a long-running effort by late president Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of his former rural home.

Sequel to Mandela's 'Long Walk' autobiography launched

Johanesburg - The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist.

Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

Johanesburg - A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday.

Mandela's widow furious over book on his last days

Johanesburg - Nelson Mandela's widow on Friday threatened legal action over a book by his personal doctor that laid bare intimate details of his final illness and death in 2013.

Mandela's eldest grandchild ditches his ANC party

Johanesburg - Nelson Mandela's eldest grandchild has publicly ditched the ruling African National Congress party over its damaging and seemingly endless scandals.

Kids' hospital fulfils Mandela dream 3 years after death

Johanesburg - Brightly-painted wards and colourful furnishings are matched by state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres at a new children's hospital in Johannesburg honouring Nelson Mandela.

France hands Mandela trial recordings to S. Africa

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Monday handed his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma the digitised recordings of the Rivonia Trial in which Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in jail.

Mandela's driver among first to receive bequests from will

Johanesburg - Nelson Mandela's driver, his personal assistant and grandchildren all received cash bequests from his will on Friday as executors of his estate carried out his final wishes more than two years after his death.

Mandela's ex-wife Winnie loses court bid to claim his home

Johanesburg - Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Thursday lost a court bid to claim ownership of his rural home, in a ruling welcomed by his family after a bitter legal dispute.

First UN Mandela prize awarded to Portuguese ex-leader, eye doctor

New York - Portugal's former leftist president Jorge Sampaio and Namibian eye specialist Helena Ndume were awarded the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize on Monday for their work to better humanity.

Mandela's former aide sparks South Africa race row

Cape Town - Nelson Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda la Grange, has apologised after sparking an online race row with comments that white people were being made to feel unwelcome in South Africa.

South Africa marks one year since Mandela's death

Pretoria - South Africans prayed, sang and fell silent on Friday to mark the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, honouring the Nobel Laureate's role in vanquishing racist white rule.

Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela's home, report says

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader's country home, local media reported on Tuesday.

Mandela's 'starving' cows rescued by local officials

Johannesburg - The provincial government has stepped in to save dozens of starving cattle at the rural South African home of Nelson Mandela, the late anti-apartheid hero, a Sunday newspaper reported.

Mandela widow 'treated with disrespect', aide says in memoir

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.

Mandela leaves at least $4.1 million in last will

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela left an estate of at least $4.1 million, according to details of his final will and testament released Monday, amid a very public family feud over his legacy.

Rights group pleas for rabbit in Mandela statue's ear

Johannesburg - An animal rights group has applied to South Africa's government to adopt the bronze bunny secretly sculpted inside the right ear of a statue of Nelson Mandela.

S.Africa orders removal of rabbit from Mandela statue's ear

Johannesburg - The South African government has ordered the removal of a rabbit that was secretly sculpted into a recently unveiled statue of Nelson Mandela, an official said Wednesday.

TopFinds: Reviewing The Nutcracker, Angelou's Mandela poem

Tis the season for reviewing the Christmas ballet The Nutcracker. Maya Angelou's poem for the late Nelson Mandela spread across the Web. Did a Chinese man commit suicide because his girlfriend wouldn't stop shopping? Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

South African gibberish deaf-signer at Mandela memorial is found

The man who stood beside world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and signed gibberish has been found and has apologized. Thamsanqa Jantjie also admits to a troubled past replete with mental problems.

Photo Essay: Security tight at Mandela Lying in State Special

Pretoria - The area around the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa’s executive capital, is in effective lockdown with South African Police Services (SAPS) and the military highly visible everywhere.
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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures before making a speech during  Nelson Mandela s national...
South African President Jacob Zuma gestures before making a speech during Nelson Mandela's national memorial service in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013
With permission by Reuters
Nelson Mandela shakes hands with his former political opponent  F.W. De Klerk in this photo. Mandela...
Nelson Mandela shakes hands with his former political opponent, F.W. De Klerk in this photo. Mandela worked tirelessly for a democratic South Africa and remains the nation's symbol.
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle are seen on a big screen at the Stadium  also ...
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his wife Michelle are seen on a big screen at the Stadium, also known as Soccer City, during the national memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Dec. 10 2013
With permission by Reuters / Yves Herman
This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
This more famous statue is of Mandela in the square name after him in Johannesburg
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Nelson Mandela on a building in Central Pretoria.
Nelson Mandela on a building in Central Pretoria.
President Jacob Zuma awards the Mandela Medal.
President Jacob Zuma awards the Mandela Medal.
South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment befor...
South African President Nelson Mandela (L) and his companion Graca Machel share a light moment before setting sail on board the QE II cruise ship in Durban harbour in this March 29, 1998 file photo. Mandela has passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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Nature competes against increased human activity in the Mount Elgon district of Bukwo  eastern Ugand...
Nature competes against increased human activity in the Mount Elgon district of Bukwo, eastern Uganda. Mount Elgon forest in the area has been encroached by people in the densely populated area. This threatens the diversity of the water catchment area.
Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer sing the National Liberation Anthem at the Ghandi Memorial in Joh...
Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer sing the National Liberation Anthem at the Ghandi Memorial in Johannesburg, 1993.
American Academy of Achievement
In 2011   First Lady met with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela s home in H...
In 2011, First Lady met with former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa at Mandela's home in Houghton, South Africa
White House Photo by Samantha Appleton
Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

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