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Johannesburg - A documentary exposing a massive operation by the apartheid government to discredit and isolate Winnie Madikizela-Mandela left South Africans seething and weeping on Wednesday night. 

For the first time South Africans were able to view Pascale Lamche’s award-winning documentary Winnie, which exposes the extent of the apartheid regime’s plan to neutralise her as a political force.

It also revealed details about the Stompie Seipei saga, how Chris Hani's death affected Madikizela-Mandela and that former president Nelson Mandela had been made to choose between his wife and the presidency.

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While the documentary aired on eNCA, South Africans took to Twitter to express their anger and sadness at how the Struggle veteran had been treated.

Madikizela-Mandela passed away on April 2 following a long illness. She was 81.

A full state funeral will be held on Saturday. 

Independent Foreign Service and IOL