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Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in bio-pic

Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is set to play Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, in a new film.
Winnie Mandela returns to S. African scene

Winnie Mandela returns to S. African scene

SOWETO, South Africa, April 3 (UPI) -- The former wife of Nelson Mandela is making a return to South African politics, with observers saying she could be elected to a Cabinet post later this month.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
By United Press International

Atlantic Eye: Voting, thuggery and fraud

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- In 2007, there were 19 presidential and 49 parliamentary elections, at least two notable referenda and several inner-party leadership fights. It would be impossible to cover them all in my column. So here is my personal and incomplete synopsis of the voting year.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Winnie Mandela makes political comeback

POLOKWANE, South Africa, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, made a political comeback this week.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Winnie Mandela barred from Canada

TORONTO, June 6 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela was denied a Canadian visa and missed a Toronto event honoring her.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, May 13, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2006 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2005 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2004 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 13, the 134th day of 2004 with 232 to follow.
By United Press International
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Nelson and Winnie Mandela.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (born Astrid Winfreda Madikizelza; 26 September 1936) is a South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women's League. She is currently a member of the ANC's National Executive Committee. Although still married to Nelson Mandela at the time of his becoming president of South Africa in May 1994, she was never the first lady of South Africa, as the couple had separated two years earlier after it was revealed that Winnie had been unfaithful during Nelson's incarceration. Their divorce was finalized on 19 March 1996, with an unspecified out-of-court settlement. Winnie Mandela's attempt to obtain a settlement up to US$5 million, half of what she claimed her ex-husband was worth, was dismissed when she failed to appear at court for a financial settlement hearing.

A controversial activist, she is popular among her supporters, who refer to her as the 'Mother of the Nation', yet reviled by others, mostly due to her alleged involvement in several human rights abuses, including the 1989 kidnap of 14-year old ANC activist Stompie Moeketsi, who was later murdered.

In March 2009, the Independent Electoral Commission ruled that Winnie Mandela, who was selected as an ANC candidate, could run in the April 2009 general election, despite having a fraud conviction.

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