Winnie Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner's life in pictures

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image captionWinnie Madikizela Mandela was dubbed the "Mother of the Nation" for her anti-apartheid work.
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image captionShe was a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle with her then-husband, Nelson Mandela, for nearly three decades.
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image captionShe was also detained various times during the apartheid era.
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image captionShe met international dignitaries - such as US Senator Edward Kennedy - to try to secure Mr Mandela's release from prison.
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image captionShe was accused of involvement in the killing of a 14-year-old township militant, Stompie Seipei (pictured) - allegations that she denied.
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image captionWinnie and Nelson Mandela divorced in 1996, six years after he was freed.
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image captionWinnie Mandela became a senior politician after the ANC party took power, but often courted controversy.
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image captionShe remained a prominent public figure - here supporting athlete Caster Semenya - even after Mr Mandela left office.

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