Tweeps cry rivers on Twitter after watching the award-winning documentary Winnie

Tweeps cry rivers on Twitter after watching the award-winning documentary Winnie

Wednesday night was an emotional time for many South Africans. Seething and weeping, people watched a documentary exposing a massive operation by the apartheid government discrediting and isolating Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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After her sad passing last week at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, Ma Winnie’s complex legacy has caused fierce debate across South Africa.

Her death brought about South Africans been able to, for the first time, view Pascale Lamche’s award winning documentary, Winnie. This documentary exposes the extent to which the apartheid regime planned to neutralize her as a political force.

The documentary also reveals details about the much publicised, Stompie Seipei saga, the affect it had on Madikizela-Mandela after Chris Hani’s death and how the former president, Nelson Mandela, had to choose between his wife and the presidency.

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After the documentary was aired on eNCA, South Africans express their anger and sadness, via twitter, for the pitiful treatment the Struggle veteran had endured.

Among the hundreds of South Africans expressing their shock and sadness, after viewing the documentary, were also celebrities like, Nandi Madida, Pearl Thusi and Gigi Lamayne.

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