This Winnie Soars
THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, May 2011
JOBURG, 1998. Journalists, photographers and cameramen crowd outside the Johannesburg Central Methodist Church for the next round of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s hearings into atrocities committed under apartheid. Everyone is scrambling for their close-up, the right angle, their soundbite as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of then-president Nelson Mandela, is set to testify about allegations that she was complicit in murder, torture and arson during the 1980s.