Social media abuzz following Winnie Madikizela-Mandela documentary

JOHANNESBURG 12 April 2018 - French filmmaker Pascale Lamche describes Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as an open and charismatic woman. Lamche worked with the struggle veteran on her award winning documentary 'Winnie'.​ Video: eNCA
File: Social media users are accusing Nelson Mandela of betraying his former wife, Winnie. Photo: AFP / Walter Dhladhla

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

The film brings a fresh perspective on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela'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'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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