Tag: Graca Machel

Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

Winnie Mandela lays claim to Madiba’s estate, opening old wound

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)—Last December, Madiba’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and his last wife, Graca Machel, were seen comforting each other in the wake of the statesman’s death. The warmth has cooled, if not frozen over, as Winnie opens a court fight for the estate of the former president, the validity of the will, and the legitimacy of the […]

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Resistance leader Samora Machel—‘statesman and soldier’

Resistance leader Samora Machel—‘statesman and soldier’

| October 24, 2013

(GIN)—Twenty-seven years after his death, the celebrated leader of Mozambique and its first president, Samora Machel, remains a symbol of resistance and hope Machel—who died on Oct. 19, 1986—was called a thoughtful and decisive leader who died too soon. He died in a plane crash while on his way back from the Lusaka summit in […]

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