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WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela yesterday performed another Houdini-like jail escape when an appeal judge upheld her prison sentence on 43 convictions of fraud, but suspended it for five years.
A SOUTH African anti-apartheid icon avoided jail today when a court partially upheld an appeal and reduced her prison term for fraud to a suspended sentence.
BACK in the late 1980s, she was perhaps the most famous woman on Earth. In her early fifties, but still tall and beautiful, Winnie Mandela was widely revered at home and abroad. South Africa’s "Mother of the Nation" was the wife of one of the world’s few authentic political heroes, Nelson Mandela, who was still serving a life sentence for his leadership of the struggle against apartheid.
HER lawyer said she was a latter-day Robin Hood who robbed the rich to give to the poor in South Africa’s townships. Yesterday, a court decided that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was no such thing, and sentenced her to five years in jail for 68 convictions of fraud and theft.
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela and a leading figure in modern South Africa, was today jailed for five years after being found guilty of a raft of fraud and theft charges.
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela and an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle, is facing ruin and a long prison sentence after being convicted yesterday of theft and fraud involving more than £80,000.
WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA, the ex-wife of former President Nelson Mandela, was today convicted of theft and fraud involving £75,000.
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela, facing 85 charges of theft and fraud involving £80,000, yesterday angrily dismissed testimony from every witness during the eight-month trial "as a pack of lies". She said: "Everyone has conned and abused me."
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela yesterday angrily denounced witnesses who testified against her in her fraud trial, dismissing them as "liars".
Winnie Mandela was perhaps the most famous woman in the world from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tall and strikingly beautiful, she was widely revered at home and abroad as the "Mother of the Nation", the wife of one of the world’s few authentic political heroes, Nelson Mandela, serving a life sentence imposed at the 1964 Rivonia treason trial for his leadership of the black South African struggle against apartheid.
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela’s financial adviser, who is being tried along with her for fraudulently obtaining bank loans, yesterday said a senior bank official had authorised them.
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela returned to court yesterday to face 85 charges of fraud and theft relating to a bank loan scam that allegedly netted her £80,000.
WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela, the embattled former wife of Nelson Mandela, staged yet another political comeback yesterday when she was re-elected to the top flight of South Africa’s ruling party.
WINNE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA, the embattled ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, staged yet another political comeback today when she was re-elected to the top flight of South Africa’s ruling party.