SOCIAL media has been left in a state of shock and great anger after watching a revealing documentary about the life of recently fallen struggle stalwart Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
The documentary simply titled Winnie aired on Wednesday night and its revelations left social media in a frenzy of rage.
1. Some Background information on the targeting of Winnie Mandela by the Security branch. Vic McPherson the then director of STRATCOM shares about spying on Winnie Mandela and using black agents to infiltrate ANC, Trade Unions, SACP etc. pic.twitter.com/K1KzgNSDhm— KatlehoMK ???? (@KatlehoMK) March 22, 2018
Although the documentary made its world premier last year at the Sundance Film Festival, many South Africans saw it for the first time on Wednesday night.
The mother of the nation often divided opinion and her record had its fair share of alleged blots, however, the documentary shed light on all the difficulties she faced and shared her side of the story
3. The murder of Stompie was used to divide and destabilize the Black community. Winnie Mandela was blamed for the murder that even the UDF/MDM distanced themselves from her. The apartheid government exploited the narrative to turn the Black community against Winnie Mandela. pic.twitter.com/QIojYamgvt— KatlehoMK ???? (@KatlehoMK) March 22, 2018
Winnie was accused of having orchestrated Stompie's murder when he played for her football team.
Many reactions on twitter indicated that Mama Winnie went through a lot for her country and she deserved to be celebrated more than she was while she was still here to witness it.
Here are some of the reactions:
#Winnie single handedly making an entire regime fear you!!! When they had to arrest her, the police came in swarms!! Just for ONE WOMAN, if that isn't power I don't know what is. She was stronger than I ever ever imagined she was. I'm sad to celebrate her life too late pic.twitter.com/9K0G2Nu7Il— Hlumisa Malahla (@HlumisaMalahla) April 11, 2018
Mandela was in jail with a meal everyday, fighting for long pants, while his young wife had to support his kids and liberate a whole country - dodging bullets. His multimillion estate excluded his ex wife. Her land in Qunu was also lost when when he cut matrimonial ties #Winnie pic.twitter.com/wn4j84MVWL— Ayanda M* (@Ayola_M) April 11, 2018