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Zindzi Mandela takes to Twitter over Winnie

Cape Town – Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi has joined Twitter, starting with a series of tweets explaining why Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was left out of the former stateman’s will. Zindzi joined the social media platform just under a week ago and has already gained more than 1 200 followers. She said that media reports about why her mother was left out […]

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Mandela’s granddaughter launches book on her struggles

The family of the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is often in the public eye. This year alone, his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela released a book, his granddaughters starred in a reality TV series and a film based on his autobiography, also premiered in South Africa. Now Zoleka Mandela, Mandela’s granddaughter, has launched a book about her […]

‘Forever young’ Winnie warmly welcomed to the Twitterverse

By SIYA BOYA on October 17, 2013 Dispatch Online THOUSANDS of South Africans were thrilled to welcome “mother of the nation” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to Twitter on Saturday, resulting in her trending on Tuesday night. The struggle veteran, who signs her tweets “WM”, has not been shy about her latest activities and had tweeted 79 times […]

Winnie Mandela releases prison journal

Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie on Thursday released a book about her detention by the apartheid regime, a time she described as the darkest part of her life. The book 491 Days: Prisoner number 1323/69 is based on a journal Winnie Madikizela-Mandela kept in prison during her detention. “In my mind I felt that we needed to tell the story to […]