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Mandela's ex-wife 'shocked' over possible death probe

Published on Mar 18, 2013 6:17 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie was shocked to learn that South African prosecutors may probe her over the deaths of two anti-apartheid youths who went missing almost 25 years ago, one of her lawyers said Sunday.

Last week, the skeletons of what are believed to be the remains of Corlett "Lolo" Sono, 21, and Siboniso Anthony Shabalala, 19, were exhumed in a Soweto cemetery.

The pair, who served as couriers for the anti-apartheid military wing of the African National Congress, were last seen alive at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home in 1988.

The uncovered remains had multiple stab wounds to them and had been buried as unidentified persons among paupers.

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