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03/04/2018 09:50 SAST | Updated 03/04/2018 20:51 SAST

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Talks Frankly About Stompie Seipei

Filmmaker Pascal Lamche discovered information about Seipei's murder that she revealed to Madikizela-Mandela for the first time during our interview.

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Some of the negative responses on social media to the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela show that many people worldwide – and some white South Africans in particular – still consider her "the killer of Stompie Seipei" in January 1989.

Which demonstrates just how effective the apartheid propaganda machine was – as the video below makes clear.

In a 2016 exclusive interview with HuffPost SA, Madikizela-Mandela sat down with filmmaker Pascal Lamche as they discussed the process of making the film "Winnie".

Madikizela-Mandela had been convicted of kidnapping Seipei. She appealed a six-year sentence for the crime, which was reduced to a fine and two-year suspended sentence. She denied – even during an exclusive interview with HuffPost SA – that she was involved in his death.

During her research for the documentary "Winnie", Pascal Lamche discovered information about Seipei's murder that she revealed to Madikizela-Mandela for the first time during our interview, which the struggle stalwart called "crucial".

Note: This story has been altered post-publication to correct an erroneous interpretation of the video that suggested Madikizela-Mandela was framed for Seipei's murder. HuffPost apologises for the error.

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