(born 1953), known as Maki, is the daughter of former South African
president Nelson Mandela
and his first wife Evelyn Ntoko
Mase. She was named after her older sister, born in 1947, who died aged just nine months. Of the four children born to Ntoko and Mandela, Makaziwe is the only one still living.
She received her secondary education at Waterford Kamhlaba
UWC of Southern Africa before going to the University of Fort Hare
in South Africa. In 1993 she earned a PhD
in anthropology at the University of Massachusetts
, in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
She has held senior posts at the University of the Witwatersrand
and the Development Bank of Southern Africa
, and now heads the Industrial Development Group (IDG), with interests in mining and petroleum.
On November 7 2010, the US embassy in Pretoria announced that the US had sent South Africa an extradition request for Isaac Kwame Amuah, husband of Makaziwe Mandela. He is wanted for rape in Hartford, Connecticut.
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