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Winnie Mandela Has Died

The anti-aparthied leader, politician and former wife of the late Nelson Mandela was 81.

Winnie Mandela has passed away at the age of 81. South African media confirmed the news on Monday afternoon. Her family will has released a statement on Monday, stating that Mandela had been in and out of the hospital since the beginning of the year battling an undisclosed illness.

Born Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, the former first lady married Nelson Mandela in 1959, just four years before he was sentenced to life imprisonment for treason. They had two children together.


Mandela herself was detained for her involvement in the anti-apartheid movement. In 1969 she was sentenced to 18 months in solitary confinement after being charged under the Suppression of Communism Act of 1950.

Mandela held several government positions throughout her lengthy career, including head of the African National Congress Women's League and Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology.

She's being remembered by many on social media. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Idris Elba, Joy-Ann Reid and more have shared heartfelt messages honoring her legacy.


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Featuring Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, The Big Hash, Buju, Emtee, Bosom P-Yung and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Ubunifu Space Docu-Series Features Riky Rick, Sho Madjozi, Shekinah & More

Ubunifu Space's latest episode is narrated by Riky Rick and features cameos from Sho Madjozi, Shekinah, DJ Maphorisa, Moonchild Sanelly and YoungstaCPT.

Ubunifu Space, a popular London-based arts and culture YouTube channel, has released its eight-part docu-series. The series follows the small colourful team touring Africa with the latest episode zoning in on Cape Town, South Africa. It is a must-watch episode which features Cape Town-based rapper, YoungstaCPT, taking the collective on a tour of the mother city. Sho Madjozi, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Maphorisa and Shekinah are additional appearances to watch out for. The series is narrated by hip-hop rapper, Riky Rick.

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South Africa's DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonik Accused of Rape

An official rape case has been opened against South African DJs Fresh and Euphonik. This comes after allegations of rape were recently made against them on social media.

South African artists DJ Fresh (real name Thato Sikwane) and DJ Euphonik (real name Themba Nkosi) now reportedly have a rape case opened against the both of them. The opening of the rape case against the two musicians and well-known radio personalities for 947 has been confirmed by the alleged victim to a reputable South African media outlet.
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