Winnie Madikizela Mandela: uMkhonto weSizwe

In the years that Nelson Mandela languished in Robben Island, it was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who took up the mantle, leading the struggle against apartheid from the front.  A fearless leader, political activist and a towering figure in South Africa’s history – this is how millions of South Africans will continue to remember mam’ Winnie, who passed away earlier this week, after a long illness.  As tributes pour in from around the world, Carte Blanche celebrates the life of an icon who was regarded as the “mother of the nation”.

Producer: Graham Coetzer

Presenter: Claire Mawisa

Researchers: Sinethemba Nogude and Siniketiwe Hlanze