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Winnie Mandela
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Member of South-African Parliament
Assumed office
May 2009
First Lady of South Africa
In office
Preceded by Marike de Klerk
Succeeded by Graça Machel
Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology
In office
Preceded by none (position established)
Succeeded by Pallo Jordan (Arts and Culture), Derek Hanekom (Science and Technology)
Personal details
Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela

26 September 1936 (1936-09-26) (age 83)
Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa
Spouse(s) Nelson Mandela (1958–1996; divorced; 2 children)
Children Zenani (b. 1959)
Zindziwa (b. 1960)
Alma mater University of South Africa
Profession Social worker, politician

Winnie Madikizela–Mandela (born Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician. She has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She is a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. Mandela was married to President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

Nomzamo Winfreda Zanyiwe Madikizela was born on 26 September 1936 in Bizana, Pondoland, Transkei, South Africa. She studied at the University of South Africa. Madikizela was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 until they divorced in 1996. They had two children.

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