Winnie Mandela 'shocked' at murder claims


Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie expressed “surprise and shock” that prosecutors are considering charges against her following the exhumation of bodies believed to belong to two young activists last seen at her home 24 years ago.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said it is “difficult to legally imagine how and what new evidence is contemplated” given the many accounts already presented to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The skeletons are believed to belong to Lolo Sono, 21, and Siboniso Shabalala, 19, who had reportedly gone to her home to get help to leave the country.