Social media abuzz following Winnie Madikizela-Mandela documentary


Nelson Mandela (L) and his then-wife Winnie raise their fists 11 February 1990 in Paarl to salute cheering crowd upon Mandela's release from Victor Verster prison.

JOHANNESBURG - There&39;s been a strong reaction on social media following eNCA&39;s broadcast of Pascale Lamche&39;s award-winning documentary, Winnie.

The film brings a fresh perspective on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela&39;s life, dispelling some controversial notions about her.

It includes interviews with Madikizela-Mandela and those who discredited her, particularly during the apartheid years. 

READ: Mam’ Winnie was a charismatic woman: Pascale Lamche

One of the revelations is that the ANC allegedly gave Nelson Mandela an ultimatum to divorce her or lose the presidency.

This has social media users hot under the collar.

They&39;re now accusing the late statesman of betraying Mama Winnie and the black population.

* The documentary will be re-broadcast on eNCA on Friday at 9pm; Saturday at 4pm and on Sunday at 8pm. For eTV and Open View, times to be announced on Friday.

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