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Five interesting facts you did not know about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

By Faeza
26 September 2016

Today we celebrate the mother of the nation's birthday.

In the spirit of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's birthday we have compile five interesting facts about the phenomenal woman.

28 June 2013 - Orlando East - Soweto, South Africa - NOTE - COPY IMAGE - Former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie (in her thirties) in a photograph that was said to be an image that Nelson Mandela had in his posession while imprisoned on Robben Island.  Former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie (in her thirties) in a photograph that was said to be an image that Nelson Mandela had in his posession while imprisoned on Robben Island.

*She has a degree in social work that she obtained in 1955.

*Winnie was the first qualified Black medical social worker at the Baragwanath Hospital.

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*After 1962 Winnie Mandela was subjected to a virtually uninterrupted series of legal orders (so-called banning orders) which prevented her from living, working, and socializing like any other ordinary person.

*In 1969, she was detained under the Terrorism Act and was placed in solitary confinement for seventeen months.

*She is the fourth of eight children.

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Facts obtained from:

biography.yourdictionary.com 

sahistory.org.za