Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former President Nelson Mandela, could be implicated in the murder of two anti-apartheid activits, Corlett “Lolo” Sono and Siboniso Anthony Shabalala. The activists were part of uMkhonto weSizwe, the military wing of the ANC and they dissapeared in November 1988, 24 years ago.
The bodies were found by the missing persons task team; a task team that was set to investigate people that went missing during the apartheid era.
If the bodies are confirmed to be that of the two activists then a murder investigation may be launched. A forensics team will conduct DNA testing to prove that the bodies found in the cemetary belong to the two activists, Corlett “Lolo” Sono and Siboniso Anthony Shabalala.
The two activists’ disappearance were found to be linked to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up after 1994’s democracy to address apartheid atrocities. Winnie Madikizela denied any involvement with the killings at the time.