A veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle, Winnie Mandela died at the age of 81. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81. The anti-apartheid campaigner and one-time wife of the late Mandela, passed away after a long illness, her personal assistant confirmed on Monday. She was married to Nelson Mandela - the Nobel Peace Prize winner and icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle - for 38 years, with Mandela spending 27 of those years behind bars.
The grandson of the former Nobel Peace Prize winner and South African President Nelson Mandela announced he was going to be a father by posting a picture of two positive home pregnancy tests Monday. Mandla Mandela also posted a picture of himself holding his pregnant wife Rabia to mark the first anniversary of their marriage on Monday. The picture of the couple was captioned, "ALHAMDULILLAH," which is Arabic for "Allah is the greatest." The young Mandela reportedly converted to Islam when he got married last year. "We are excited beyond words today to be celebrating not only our first wedding anniversary but also the fact that we are expecting our first bundle of joy," the couple said in a statement Monday.