Soweto - updates

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Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, dies at 81

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a high-profile role in the battle to end white-minority rule in South Africa but her place in history was also stained by controversy

PASSED AWAY. In this file photo taken on December 16, 2017 The former wife of the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela waves as she attends the 54th ANC National Conference at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on April 2, 2018 at the age of 81, her spokesman said. Photo by Mujahid Safodien/ AFP

South Africans unite to remember Soweto uprising

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:29 PM

The uprising where at least 170 people were killed is a turning point in the anti apartheid struggle bringing the injustices of the regime to the world s attention and paving the way for the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela

REMEMBERING APARTHEID. Members of traditional churches pray at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on June 11 during a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising. Photo by Marco Longari/ AFP

Rival S.African parties in violent pre-election clash

Apr 13, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Between 1 500 and 2 000 supporters of the Democratic Alliance party had gathered for a campaign rally in the township when the incident happened

Mandela's 'long walk' nears its end

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Sunday s funeral will begin at 8:00 am with a two hour ceremony for 5 000 people

ALMOST THE END. Women are consoled as they react in sadness after walking past the casket of late South African President Nelson Mandela, on the final day of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo by Matt Dunham/EPA

Nelson Mandela lies in state

Dec 11, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Mandela s cortege makes a journey of memories as it passes through key landmark s in his and South Africa s history

FAREWELL TO AN ICON. South Africa Jacob Zuma (right) bids farewell to South African former president Nelson Mandela lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on December 11, 2013. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Marco Longari

S. Africa's China ambassador 'compares Mandela to Mao'

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM

In the days since Mandela s death Chinese state print and broadcast media have run reports highlighting the late South African leader s praise of Mao

Obama-Castro handshake: Mandela memorial brings together enemies

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:23 PM

US President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro a gesture interpreted by some as a sign of Obama s willingness to reach out to US enemies

SYMBOLIC HANDSHAKE. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial. AFP screengrab from South African Broadcasting Corporation live feed show

White supremacist in Mandela murder plot jailed for 35 years

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:35 PM

The perpetrators of a rightwing extremist plot to kill Nelson Mandela are sentenced to 35 years in jail

Mandela's condition still critical; relatives gather

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:11 PM

UPDATE Despite intensive treatment the 94 year old s condition appears to have suddenly and dramatically deteriorated in recent days

PRAYERS FOR MADIBA. Messages of support at the entrance to the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 24 June 2013, where former president Nelson Mandela is believed to be undergoing treatment for a recurring lung infection. Photo by EPA/Stringer