SOUTH AFRICA: MUGGER OF THE NATION?

WINNIE MANDELA, ONCE SEEN AS MOTHER OF SOUTH AFRICA, FACES ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLENCE AND KILLING

Launching the Million Woman March of African Americans in Philadelphia with her familiar clenched-fist salute, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was, as usual, center stage on her recent visit to the U.S. But back home last week, the ex-wife of South Africa's President faced a less flattering limelight. It was her turn to go before the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on human-rights violations during the apartheid era, and the testimony there further clouded the reputation of the woman once called Mother of the Nation.

Or Mugger of the Nation? That's what some South Africans have been calling her since 1991, when she was...

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