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Jessie Duarte, Former Special Assistant to Mandela, Dies at 68

  • She was a leading figure in campaign against apartheid rule
  • Served as South Africa’s high commissioner to Mozambique
Jesse Duarte in Johannesburg in 2017. 

Jesse Duarte in Johannesburg in 2017. 

Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

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Jessie Duarte, who served as special assistant to former South African President Nelson Mandela after his release from prison, has died. She was 68.