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South Africa: Winnie Mandela in hospital

South Africa: Winnie Mandela in hospital

South Africa

South African anti-apartheid veteran and former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, Winnei Madikizela-Mandela was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for observation, a statement from her family said.

“ Mandela went to the hospital for routine medical checkup on Wednesday, March 8. A decision was taken to admit her for further observation,” the statement reads.

Madikizela-Mandela, 80, was in hospital for several weeks last year for back surgery.

Mandela went to the hospital for routine medical checkup on Wednesday, March 8. A decision was taken to admit her for further observation.

The former first lady during her husband’s 27 year incarcerations for his fight against apartheid, campaigned for his release and for the rights of black south Africans, in detention, banished or arrested.

Mandela died in 2013 and made no mention of Madikizela-Mandela in his will. According to media reports, she plans to contest the will in court.

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