Johannesburg - The producer of the controversial ''Winnie'' documentary said she stood by her work that ''told the truth'' behind the tumultuous years of late anti-apartheid struggle icon, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Pascale Lamche's comments follows criticism from former safety and security minister Sydney Mufamadi. He said the documentary was unbalanced and that Lamche did not afford him the right of reply. He dropped a bombshell that it was not him, but former Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon who approached the then police commissioner George Fivaz to reopen the Stompie Seipei murder investigation. Mufamadi said he knew about the investigation, but had never issued instructions for the probe to be reopened.
Lamche said she agreed with Mufamadi that she could have interviewed him as well, and apologised. Mufamadi's version, she said, confirmed details in the documentary.
''What he confirmed was that there was this huge investigation that he knew of that took place before mama Winnie appeared before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Once she got to the TRC she was faced with a number of allegations of a criminal nature that she could not respond to because the TRC was not a criminal court, and she was justifiably shocked by the allegations against her,'' said Lamche.