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Winnie Mandela to get her own opera

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  1. Rutashubanyuma

    Rutashubanyuma JF-Expert Member

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    Winnie Mandela to get her own opera

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela and South Africa's 'mother of the nation' is to have her own opera.


    [​IMG] The life story of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is to be made into an opera Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES






    10:03PM GMT 27 Dec 2010

    Mrs Madikizela-Mandela separated from Mandela in 1992 after an infidelity scandal. She was convicted of over 40 charges of fraud in 2003, was allegedly involved in several human rights abuses and has always been a controversial figure. However, for many South Africans, she remains a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement.

    "She gave voice to a time. She gave voice to a place. She gave voice to a people. Love her or hate her ... but come and hear her," the opera's campaign material states, calling her "the woman who personified South Africa's struggle for freedom".

    Winnie – The Opera by the South Africa State theatre will open in April in Pretoria. It will be sung in English and Xhosa, with both western and traditional African music.
     
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    Winnie Mandela threatens legal action over film

    Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie is threatening legal action against the makers of a biographical film about her starring Jennifer Hudson.


    [​IMG] Winnie Mandela Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES






    By Sebastien Berger in Johannesburg 2:36PM GMT 26 Jan 2010

    The film is likely to detail the fraud, kidnapping and murder controversies that have surrounded the anti-apartheid leader's former wife.

    Mrs Madikizela-Mandela, as she has been known since her divorce from Mr Mandela in 1996, is one of South Africa's most controversial and divisive figures.

    She is revered in some quarters as the "Mother of the Nation" for her role in the struggle, the harassment she suffered from the white authorities, and her populist rhetoric that still appeals to South Africa's poor.

    But for others she is reviled. She once notoriously declared that "with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country", referring to the preferred way of killing suspected informers in the townships, setting fire to a petrol-filled tyre around their necks, so ensuring an agonising death.

    Under apartheid she was convicted of kidnapping Stompie Moeketsi, 14, who was later found beaten to death in Soweto, and long after the advent of democracy, she was convicted of more than 40 charges of fraud in 2003 – her prison sentence was replaced with a suspended term on appeal.



    Labda sasa atarudhuka kwa kupata alichotaka .....................yaani hiyo Opera...............
     
  3. Rutashubanyuma

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    South Africa


    Winnie Mandela threatens legal action over film

    Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie is threatening legal action against the makers of a biographical film about her starring Jennifer Hudson.


    [​IMG] Winnie Mandela Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES






    By Sebastien Berger in Johannesburg 2:36PM GMT 26 Jan 2010

    The film is likely to detail the fraud, kidnapping and murder controversies that have surrounded the anti-apartheid leader's former wife.

    Mrs Madikizela-Mandela, as she has been known since her divorce from Mr Mandela in 1996, is one of South Africa's most controversial and divisive figures.

    She is revered in some quarters as the "Mother of the Nation" for her role in the struggle, the harassment she suffered from the white authorities, and her populist rhetoric that still appeals to South Africa's poor.

    But for others she is reviled. She once notoriously declared that "with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country", referring to the preferred way of killing suspected informers in the townships, setting fire to a petrol-filled tyre around their necks, so ensuring an agonising death.

    Under apartheid she was convicted of kidnapping Stompie Moeketsi, 14, who was later found beaten to death in Soweto, and long after the advent of democracy, she was convicted of more than 40 charges of fraud in 2003 – her prison sentence was replaced with a suspended term on appeal.



    Labda sasa ataridhuka kwa kupata alichotaka .....................yaani hiyo Opera...............
     
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    If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
     
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    huyu mama aaaah acha tu
     
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