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The Anti - Apartheid Winnie Mandela Dies At 81 years.

Winnie Madikizela Mandela was the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela.

The couple were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades.

Family spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement: "She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year.

"She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones."

Mrs Mandela was born in 1936 in the Eastern Cape - then known as Transkei.

She was a trained social worker when she met her future husband in the 1950s. They were married for a total of 38 years, although for almost three decades of that time they were separated due to Mr Mandela's imprisonment.

Despite their separation two years after his release, and their divorce in 1996, she kept his surname.

Substitute Joshua King grabbed a late equaliser as Bournemouth battled back to secure a draw with Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace twice failed to hang on to leads in the second half at the Vitality Stadium as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.

Substitute Joshua King grabbed an equaliser in the 89th minute to grab a point for the hosts, who still have not beaten their opponents at home since November 1988.

Luka Milivojevic had earlier scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season to put Palace ahead on the south coast, the Serbian celebrating his 27th birthday in style with a glorious free-kick.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

The visitors missed a host of opportunities to grab a crucial second goal before they were pegged back just after the hour mark, substitute Lys Mousset scoring an equaliser less than three minutes after coming on.

Still, Wilfried Zaha's deflected strike appeared set to give Palace a crucial win in their battle to beat the drop, his left-footed shot flashing beyond Asmir Begovic to make it 2-1 in the 75th minute.

However, King became the second replacement…