South Africa: Winnie Mandela dies at 81

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South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant Zodwa Zwane says.

Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. 

The couple - famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years - were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades.

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