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By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times MAVELA, South Africa — Her grandmother was an alcoholic and her mother was a prostitute, strangled by a client. The child of another of her mother’s customers, Nicolene Marx grew up in a poor Durban neighborhood with scant hope of escaping. Advertisement Then t...
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Johannesburg: South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country’s first black president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday song sung by hundreds of people. The anti-apartheid hero turns 94 this year. Mandela, also known as “Madiba”, was ...