A picture taken on April 13, 1986 shows Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, then-wife of South African president Nelson Mandela, addressing a meeting in Kagiso township. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela refused to bow. Now, South Africa will bow to her at state funeral

Divisive and defiant, Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife was regarded by many as the ‘mother of the nation’ – but her legacy is complicated by convictions for kidnapping, assault and fraud

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A picture taken on April 13, 1986 shows Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, then-wife of South African president Nelson Mandela, addressing a meeting in Kagiso township. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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