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Elba joins Winnie and Zindzi Mandela at film premiere

Idris Elba (L) joins Winnie Mandela (C) and Zindzi Mandela (L) at the premiere of Long Walk to Freedom. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Idris Elba joined Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, and her daughter Zindzi Mandela, at the premiere of Long Walk to Freedom in Johannesberg.

Elba plays Nelson Mandela in the film which is expected to be released in the UK on January 3.

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Nelson Mandela's current and former wives 'like sisters'

The former wife of Nelson Mandela has told ITV News that she has a "great relationship" with his current wife, Graca Machel.

In an interview with Mark Austin, Winnie Mandela said that the pair refer to each other as "big sister" and "little sister" and even confided that they moan together about the former president of South Africa.

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