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The Women in Madiba's life


Evelyn Mase

First wife of Nelson Mandela with whom he had four children

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Second wife of Nelson Mandela and fellow anti-apartheid activist

Gra├ža Machel

Third wife of Nelson Mandela. The pair married on Mandela's 80th birthday

Lilian Ngoyi

Fellow anti-apartheid activist and the first woman to elected to the executive board of the ANC

Albertina Sisulu

Fellow anti-apartheid activist that spent 25 years alongside Nelson Mandela at Robben Island

Amina Cachalia

Long time friend and fellow anti-apartheid activist. She was on house arrest for 15 years

Zindzi Mandela

Mandela's youngest daughter and an anti-apartheid activist since her teenage years

Zoleka Mandela

Granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and author of her biography 'When Hope Whispers'