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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician and ex wife of Nelson Mandela, who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She is currently a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee.
As a controversial activist, she is popular among her supporters, who refer to her as the 'Mother of the Nation'