South Africa 16.4.2018 09:09 am

WATCH: Sydney Mufamadi addresses media on Winnie documentary

Former cabinet minister Sydney Mufamadi. Picture: ANA

Former cabinet minister Sydney Mufamadi. Picture: ANA

Mufamadi was speaking in his capacity as former minister of safety and security.

ANC veteran Sydney Mufamadi on Monday morning addressed the media in the wake of the tell-all documentary “Winnie”, based on the life of late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The award-winning documentary, aired on television publicly for the first time after Madikizela-Mandela’s death, drew an outcry after it showed how a propaganda plan was allegedly hatched, allegedly by some in her beloved ANC, apartheid government leaders, and journalists to weaken her politically.

Mufamadi was speaking in his capacity as former minister of safety and security, now the police ministry. He headed the ministry between 1994 and 1999, the same period Madikizela-Mandela was charged for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping and killing of teenage activist Stompie Seipei.

– Additional reporting African News Agency

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