Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies – level 3

19-04-2018 07:00

The icon and former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, worked throughout her life to keep attention on fighting apartheid.

She died on April 2nd and the government buried her as a national hero of South Africa. Her funeral happened at a packed Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, with thousands of mourners bidding farewell to her.

One woman said that South Africans were mourning the death of their ‘mother’ and also celebrating her life. She added that Mandela did not die but multiplied, so that now she was also Mandela.

Difficult words: icon (a very recognisable person), apartheid (a South African law that discriminated against and segregated Africans until the 1990s), multiply (the idea that someone can be in many places at once).

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