In this Jan. 22, 1986 file photo activist Winnie Mandela is cheered by supporters after appearing in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's court, West of Johannesburg in connection with her arrest for flouting a banning order which prevents her from living in her Soweto home. Even the name given to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at birth Nomzamo, "one who undergoes trials" foretold a life of struggle. During her nearly 38-year marriage to Nelson Mandela, she fought for black majority rule even as she vowed to escape the shadow of the great man. AP Photo, File

In this Oct. 22, 1962 file photo Winnie Mandela, wife of the African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela, wears traditional dress as she and two other women attend her husband's trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday, April 2, 2018 after a long illness, her family said Monday. She was 81. And although many South Africans called her the "Mother of the Nation," she would become engulfed in criminal convictions and scandals. AP Photo, File

In this June 12, 1964, file photo, Winnie Mandela, left, waits for a glimpse of her husband, Nelson Mandela, outside the Palace of Justice in Pretoria, South Africa, after Mandela and seven other high ranking African National Congress members had been convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday, April 2, 2018 after a long illness, her family said Monday. She was 81. AP Photo, File

In this June 12, 1964, file photo, Winnie Mandela, right, waits for a glimpse of her husband, Nelson Mandela, outside the Palace of Justice in Pretoria, South Africa, after Mandela and seven other high ranking African National Congress members had been convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday, April 2, 2018 after a long illness, her family said Monday. She was 81. AP Photo, File

Senator Edward Kennedy visits banned Winnie Mandela in Brandfort, South Africa, January 9, 1985. Over the years, Madikizela-Mandela became a symbol of the suffering caused by South Africa's system of white minority rule known as apartheid and became a force against it, ultimately serving as a member of parliament. REUTERS/Greg English/File Photo

Winnie Mandela raises her fist in a black power salute after announcing that a massive pop concert will be held to mark the 70th birthday of her husband, jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela on July 17, 1988. She and her husband began a family before Nelson Mandela went underground and then was imprisoned for more than a quarter-century. Left with two young daughters, Madikizela-Mandela was persecuted by police and banished to a remote town where neighbors were forbidden to speak with her. REUTERS/Wendy Schwegmann/File Photo