The legendary, South African anti-apartheid leader, Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81 at a Johannesburg hospital, as reported by her family.

The Crusader will always be remembered for her passion to end apartheid before, during and after her marriage to former South African President, the late Nelson Mandela.

The couple who shared two children were married in the late 50s and divorced in 1996 (two years after Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president).

“She refused to be bowed by the imprisonment of her husband, the perpetual harassment of her family by security forces, detentions, bannings, and banishment,” said Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a statement. “Her courageous defiance was deeply inspirational to me, and to generations of activists.” (SOURCE)

There are no reported funeral arrangements at this time. 

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