Evelyn Mandela




Age: 82


Summary: first wife of Nelson Mandela and mother of four of his children who supported the family financially while her husband completed his law studies, but whose marriage to the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader ended in bitter divorce when she asked him to choose between her and the African National Congress liberation movement.



Cause of Death: Respiratory failure


Born: May 18, 1922


Died: April 30, 2004


Location: Johannesburg, South Africa