Mandela and Second Wife - Winnie Mandela

Mandela and Second Wife - Winnie Mandela Biographies Famous People Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs World History

One year after his divorce from Evelyn Mase, Mandela married Winnie Madikizela. This is their wedding picture.

Already under government accusations on their wedding day (in 1958), Mandela was incarcerated for most of the years he was married to Winnie. 

After he was released, in February of 1990, allegations began to surface that Winnie had been unfaithful to her husband during his years of incarceration.

When other charges began to mount against her, Mandela made a decision to leave Winnie. They separated in 1992, and their divorce was finalized in 1996. She never served as First Lady of South Africa.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5155stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Jul 21, 2018

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Wedding photo of Mandela and Winnie, online courtesy Mandela.org.


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