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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Date of Birth: 26 September 1936
Place of Birth: Bizana, Eastern Cape Province
Died: 2 April 2018


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Head to head

The last time South Africa faced such political passion was in 1997 when the populist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela made her bid for the deputy presidency...

Yet Winnie Mandela failed to turn her popular support into votes within the ANC; perhaps her sympathisers feared that along with passion in office she would bring division...


All eyes on Phumzile

An implacable foe Winnie Madikizela-Mandela threatened to run a grassroots movement against her using as a base the ANC Women's League until at the 1997 ANC national conference Dlamini-Zuma helped Mbeki to break Madikizela-Mandela's grip on the Women's League...


Kraaling out of trouble

Cosatu's anti-privatisation strike was denounced as the work of ultra-leftists by the NEC the Youth League the SA National Civic Organisation (SANCO) and the ANC Women's League (a surprise given League President Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's troubled relationship with Mbeki)...


Congress gets scratchy

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is still popular and Mbeki's adversaries might have exploited her to undermine him but a long court case about fraudulent accounting in the ANC Women's League rules her out for now; moreover parliament has disciplined her for non-attendance and Zuma has reprimanded her for failing to hold a Women's League conference...


Sniping at the President

It is suggested that Zuma was prompted to release his loyalty statement after receiving a letter from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in which she denied spreading rumours about Mbeki's womanising which mentioned female cabinet members...


Talking left, acting right

He was made to look irrational even by the emotionally and politically erratic Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Mandela's ex-wife who made one of her habitual attacks on the government this time for its inactivity and for being as she put it an 'obedient servant to the multinational companies that continue to put profits above our people'...


The bigger the better

Winnie stirs the pot On a visit to Zimbabwe Winnie Madikizela-Mandela stirred the pot exhorting blacks to seize land if they needed it...


Mbeki's new machine

Nervously party leaders feared challenges from the left by the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and from the populists of the Bantu Holomisa-Roelf Meyer United Democratic Front (UDM) and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela cannot be oustedwhileshe' sPresidentoftheWomen' sLeague...


The ANC's front line

Five top office-bearers (as above minus Deputy Secretary General Mtintso) 15 elected members and three ex-officio members - Winnie Mandela (Women's League) Malusi Gigaba (Youth League) and Nelson Mandela...

But the main point is that all members except Lekota and Winnie Mandela are indirectly beholden to Mbeki for their membership...


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