Divorced Relationship facts

First Met 1957

Whilst Winnie was working as a social worker in a hospital in Soweto.

Engaged 10 Mar 1958

Nelson asked Winnie to marry him in March, but they did not celebrate the engagement until 25 May.

Married 14 Jun 1958

Bizana, South Africa

Divorce 19 Jun 1996

Former President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela

President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Age

95

Born

Thursday 18 Jul 1918

Died

5 Dec 2013

Other Partners

Graca Machel

Married

18 Jul 1998

Evelyn Rakeepile

Married

4 children together

1944 - 1958

Professional Partners

Siblings

Other Partners

Dali Mpofo

Alleged Romance

alleged romance from circa 1990

MK Malefane

Relationship

relationship began circa 1981

Professional Partners

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Siblings

Sthembiso Madikizela

Brother

Mobantu Mniki

Sister

Nonyaniso Khumalo

Sister

Msuthu Madikizela

Brother

Nancy Vuthela

Sister

Irene Madikizela

Sister

Princess Madikizela

Sister

Former Wife of Nelson Mandela
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Mandela

Age

81

Born

Saturday 26 Sep 1936

Died

2 Apr 2018

His Other Children

Thembi Mandela

born 1945, died 1969, age 24
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Makaziwe Mandela

born 1947, died 1948, age 1 (approx.)
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Makgatho Mandela

born 1950, died 2005, age 54
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Makaziwe Mandela

born 1954, age 66 (approx.)
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Josina Machel

born 1976, age 44 (approx.)
step-child with Graca Machel

Malengani Machel

born 1978, age 41 (approx.)
step-child with Graca Machel

Children Together

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini

born 1959, age 61

Zindzi Mandela

born 1960, died 2020, age 59 (approx.)

Her Other Children

Nelson Mandela
Bio Details

Full name

President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Also known as

Madiba Mandela

Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela

Khulu

Mandela

Gender

Male

Age

95

Date of birth

Thursday 18 Jul 1918

Birth place

Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa

Date of death:

5 Dec 2013

Place of death

Johannesburg, South Africa

Cause of death

Respiratory Infection

Occupations

Articled Clerk (1941 - 1947)

Secretary General for ANCYL (1947)

ANCYL National Secretary (1948 - 1951)

Lawyer (1951 - 1963)

President of ANCYL (1951)

Political Party Leader ANC (1991 - 1997)

President of South Africa (1994 - 1999)

Charity Founder (1999 - 2005)

Education

Clarkebury Boarding Institute, Thembuland, South Africa (1934 - 1936)

Healdtown, Fort Beaufort, South Africa (1936 - 1938)

University College of Fort Hare, South Africa (1939 - 1941)

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1943 - 1948)

University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (1943)

South Africa's First Black President.

Nelson Mandela, as leader of the African National Congress (The ANC), became South Africa's first Black President in 1994.  He was also the first President elected in a fully representative democratic election following President De Klerk's efforts to dismantle apartheid in South Africa.

"The World's most Famous Political Prisoner"

Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison for his opposition to apartheid.  Initially imprisoned in 1962, Mandela received  a life sentence in 1964 at the Rivonia Trial when he was tried for sabotage, treason and violent conspiracy.  He was transferred to Robben Island in 1963 where he remained until 1982.  He was released from Victor Verster Prison on 11th February 1990 as a part of President De Klerk's efforts to end apartheid.

Opened the First Black Law Firm in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela went into partnership with Oliver Tambo to open the first Black legal partnership in South Africa in 1952.

Statues of the Famous

There are many statues of Nelson Mandela, but the biggest is six metres tall and resides in 'Nelson Mandela Square' in Johannesburg. The square was previously known as Sandton Square, until the centre's 10th birthday celebrations and the unveiling of the Nelson Mandela statue on 31 March 2004 to coincide with 10 years of democracy in South Africa.

Trivia

Autobiography Title

Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela Family

Nelson Mandela's parents:

Nelson Mandela's father was Gadla Mphakanyiswa Nelson Mandela's mother was Nosekeni Mandela


Nelson Mandela's children:

Nelson Mandela's son was Thembi Mandela Nelson Mandela's daughter was Makaziwe Mandela Nelson Mandela's son was Makgatho Mandela Nelson Mandela's daughter is Makaziwe Mandela Nelson Mandela's daughter is Zenani Mandela-Dlamini Nelson Mandela's daughter was Zindzi Mandela Nelson Mandela's step-daughter is Josina Machel Nelson Mandela's step-son is Malengani Machel


Nelson Mandela's current partners:

Nelson Mandela's wife was Graca Machel


Nelson Mandela's former partners:

Nelson Mandela's former wife was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Nelson Mandela's former wife was Evelyn Rakeepile


Nelson Mandela's grandchildren:

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Ndileka Mandela Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Nandi Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Mandla Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Ndaba Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Mbuso Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Andile Mandela Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Tukwini Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Dumani Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Kweku Mandela Amuah Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Zamaswazi Dlamini Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zinhle Dlamini Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zozuko Dlamini Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Zoleka Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zondwa Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Bambatha Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zwelabo Mandela-Hlongwane


Nelson Mandela's great grandchildren:

Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Thembela Mandela Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Pumla Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Hlanganani Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Lewanika Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Ziyanda Manaway Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Zipokhazi Manaway Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Zen Manaway Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Zamakhosi Obiri Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter was Zenani Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Zwelami Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson was Zenewe Mandela Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Zazi Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Ziwelene Mandela


Nelson Mandela's in laws:

Nelson Mandela's daughter in law was Zondi Mandela Nelson Mandela's son in law is Isaac Amuah Nelson Mandela's son in law is Molapo Motlhajwa


Nelson Mandela's former in laws:

Nelson Mandela's former father in law is Columbus Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former mother in law was Gertrude Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former grandfather in law was Mazingi Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former grandmother in law was Seyina Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former brother in law was Sthembiso Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former sister in law is Mobantu Mniki Nelson Mandela's former sister in law is Nonyaniso Khumalo Nelson Mandela's former brother in law was Msuthu Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former sister in law is Nancy Vuthela Nelson Mandela's former sister in law is Irene Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former sister in law was Princess Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's aunt in law is Cikizwa Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's uncle in law was Lamginya Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's aunt in law was Irene Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former daughter in law is Molly Nkosi Nelson Mandela's former daughter in law is Rayne Mandela Nelson Mandela's former son in law is Camagu Balfour Nelson Mandela's former son in law is Thumbumuzi Dlamini Nelson Mandela's former son in law is Zweli Hlongwane


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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Bio Details

Full name

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Mandela

Maiden name

Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela

Also known as

Mother Of The Nation

Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela

Gender

Female

Age

81

Date of birth

Saturday 26 Sep 1936

Birth place

Mbongweni, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of death:

2 Apr 2018

Occupations

Social Worker

Political Activist (1962)

Politician ANC's National Executive Committee (1991 - 1992)

President of ANC's Women's League (1993 - 2003)

Deputy Government Minister (1994 - 1996)

First Lady of South Africa (1994 - 1996)

Education

Shawbury Highschool, South Africa

Jan Hofmeyr School of Social Work, Joannesburg, South Africa (1953 - 1955)

Loss of Liberty.

Alongside her husband's prison sentence, Winnie Mandela, as a political activist, also suffered restrictions on her liberty during the apartheid years.  She was regularly imprisoned and banished from specific areas of South Africa and in 1969 was detained in solitary confinement for 17 months.

Convicted of Fraud

In 2003 Winnie Mandela was found guilty on 43 counts of fraud and 25 of theft and sentenced to 5 years in prison.  The conviction for theft was later overturned but the one for fraud upheld in appeal.  Her sentence was reduced and suspended.

Found Guilty of Kidnapping

Winnie Mandela was found guilty of the kidnapping and accessory to the assault of a 14 year old boy suspected of working with the apartheid regime in the early 1990s.  Her 6 year prison sentence was reduced to 2 years and suspended after appeal.

Trivia

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Family

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's parents:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's father is Columbus Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's mother was Gertrude Madikizela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's children:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's daughter is Zenani Mandela-Dlamini Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's daughter was Zindzi Mandela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former partners:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former husband was Nelson Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela allegedly had a romance with Dali Mpofo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had a relationship with MK Malefane


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's siblings:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's brother was Sthembiso Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sister is Mobantu Mniki Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sister is Nonyaniso Khumalo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's brother was Msuthu Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sister is Nancy Vuthela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sister is Irene Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sister was Princess Madikizela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's nieces and nephews:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's nephew is Nkululeko Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's nephew is Zolile Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's nephew is Msuthu Madikizela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandparents:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandfather was Mazingi Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandmother was Seyina Madikizela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandchildren:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandson is Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's granddaughter is Zamaswazi Dlamini Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandson is Zinhle Dlamini Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandson is Zozuko Dlamini Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's granddaughter is Zoleka Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandson is Zondwa Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandson is Bambatha Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's grandson is Zwelabo Mandela-Hlongwane


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great grandchildren:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great grandson is Ziyanda Manaway Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great granddaughter is Zipokhazi Manaway Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great grandson is Zen Manaway Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great granddaughter is Zamakhosi Obiri Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great granddaughter was Zenani Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great grandson is Zwelami Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great grandson was Zenewe Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great granddaughter is Zazi Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's great grandson is Ziwelene Mandela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's uncles and aunts:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's aunt is Cikizwa Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's uncle was Lamginya Madikizela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's aunt was Irene Madikizela


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's in laws:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's son in law is Molapo Motlhajwa


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former in laws:

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former father in law was Gadla Mphakanyiswa Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former mother in law was Nosekeni Mandela Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former son in law is Thumbumuzi Dlamini Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's former son in law is Zweli Hlongwane


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela FameChain Links

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1994 - 1996

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Graca Machel 1998 - 1999

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