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‘It wasn’t love at first sight,’ says widow who made a ‘decent man’ of Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel, who barely left her husband’s bedside in the final six months of his life, has hardly been seen in the wake of his death. Machel maintained a near round-the-clock bedside vigil during the 84 days Mandela spent in a Pretoria hospital and the subsequent three…

Rare Mandela mementos to go up for auction

A collection of Nelson Mandela’s personal items, including his photograph with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will go under the hammer in South Africa next week, in a rare auction of the peace icon’s memorabilia. The assortment of 79 signed mementos at Wednesday’s auction date from 1964 to 2010. The collection…

Winnie Mandela ordered to sell possessions to pay debt

A South African magistrate has ordered Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to auction off scores of paintings, sculptures and a silver tea set to pay off her debts, according to a court document seen Tuesday. Household goods belonging to the once revered anti-apartheid campaigner and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, will go under the…

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