Mandela appeal

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The Independent Online
The fate of Winnie Mandela, the estranged wife of the ANC leader, Nelson Mandela, is back in the balance today when an Appeal Court in Bloemfontein hears her case against a six-year jail sentence on kidnapping and assault charges, AFP reports from Johannesburg. Mandela, 58, was convicted in May 1991 of kidnapping three men and the 14-year-old activist 'Stompie' Moeketsi Seipei in 1988 and of being an accessory after her bodyguards beat up the four. Stompie was later murdered.