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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. (File, AFP)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town – Winnie Madikizela Mandela has been hospitalised for complications arising from a previous surgery, a report said on Monday afternoon.

Eyewitness News reported earlier on Monday that sources revealed Madikizela-Mandela had been hospitalised a few weeks ago.

They later reported that the ANC veteran had previously had surgery to her back and complications had arisen. Further adding to the health woes was her diabetes.

The High Court in Mthatha last week dismissed Madikizela-Mandela's application for ownership of her late former husband Nelson Mandela’s home, News24 reported.

It is unclear when exactly she was admitted to hospital, with EWN quoting friends as saying she was hospitalised after the judgment, but then reporting others as saying she was taken in some weeks back.

Her lawyer Mvuso Notyesi said they would appeal the ruling.

In recent years, she has been hospitalised several times.

In 2014, she underwent a surgery, the Sunday World reported. In June 2012, she had surgery for a broken wrist and in 2011 was hospitalised at least twice to treat her diabetes.

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