'I had no idea Winnie had been selected as a possible deputy president of SA'

Callers to The Eusebius McKaiser Show reacted to an earlier interview about an upcoming documentary about the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and a subsequent interview on The Breakfast Show.

Former apartheid security branch cop and Stratcom member Paul Erasmus opens up about the documentary 'Winnie' and his part in the smear campaign.

Caller Yvonne said she had no idea Winnie Madikizela -Mandela had been put forward as a possible deputy president of the country.

READ: 'We pushed propaganda against Winnie and set her up'

Imagine the huge difference she would have made. South African would have been a different, different country. I cannot imagine, my mind is boggled at the opportunity that the ANC has just squandered.

Yvonne, caller

She added that she cannot believe that the ANC did not know that it was misinformation and that she was just being smeared. She says she has lost her faith in the ANC.

Another caller, Chris said he is absolutely disgusted and dissapointed about the attempt to trash the late stalwart.

She had to go through the former government's dirty tricks and now she is going through the present government's dirty tricks.

Chris, caller

He said if she was a man he would be put up on a pedestal.

Another caller, Sanele said it is sad that now she is dead some people are using her memorial for political point scoring.

Listen below to the full open line:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH LIVE] Winnie Madikizela-Mandela memorial at Orlando Stadium

[WATCH LIVE] Winnie Madikizela-Mandela memorial at Orlando Stadium

Thousands of mourners and government officials have gathered at Orlando Stadium to remember Mam'Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

[LISTEN] 'We pushed propaganda against Winnie and set her up'

[LISTEN] 'We pushed propaganda against Winnie and set her up'

Former StratCom security branch officer Paul Erasmus opens up about the documentary 'Winnie' and his part in the smear campaign.

I got so stuck In a world of anger and bitterness - Lindiwe Hani

I got so stuck In a world of anger and bitterness - Lindiwe Hani

The daughter of struggle icon Chris Hani on Tuesday commemorated the 25th anniversary of his assassination.

We can't be one-dimensional about Mam' Winnie's history, says Redi Tlhabi

We can't be one-dimensional about Mam' Winnie's history, says Redi Tlhabi

Author and media personality Redi Tlhabi says Mam' Winnie deserves the same empathy and nuanced gaze afforded to other icons.

'Fierce legend' Mam' Winnie commemorated in her birthplace Bizana

'Fierce legend' Mam' Winnie commemorated in her birthplace Bizana

President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrates struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in her home village Bizana in the Eastern Cape.

CT graffiti artist under fire for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela artwork

CT graffiti artist under fire for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela artwork

Graffiti artist Garth Wareley says he's received backlash on social media for the unfinished work.

'She was invincible. I associated her with continuity'

'She was invincible. I associated her with continuity'

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she did not anticipate Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's death.

'Winnie Madikizela-Mandela worked hard to build the SA brand we have today'

'Winnie Madikizela-Mandela worked hard to build the SA brand we have today'

Brand SA CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela says the struggle stalwart left a good legacy and a significant brand.

Chris Hani's daughter up for top literary prize

Chris Hani's daughter up for top literary prize

Lindiwe Hani's memoir Being Chris Hani's Daughter is long listed for the 2018 Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction

Winnie was an enormous foody says Anna Trapido, author of Eat-Ting

Winnie was an enormous foody says Anna Trapido, author of Eat-Ting

Author of Eat-Ting Anna Trapido pays homage to the Mother of the Nation Winne Mandela by chatting about her relationship with food

Scopa to investigate R3 million meant for Winnie Museum

Scopa to investigate R3 million meant for Winnie Museum

The Public Protector has asked Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts to investigate the Winnie house in Brandfort.

80s youth leader says Madikizela-Mandela made them believe victory was certain

80s youth leader says Madikizela-Mandela made them believe victory was certain

Cayco leader from the 1980s in the Western Cape Logan Wort says Mama Winnie instilled a sense of fearlessness in the youth.

'She fought patriarchy and white supremacy while they tried to break her down'

'She fought patriarchy and white supremacy while they tried to break her down'

Asanda Ngoasheng says we must not allow patriarchy to be the lens through which we remember Winnie Mandela.

She was human, she made mistakes and she was the epitome of imbokodo

She was human, she made mistakes and she was the epitome of imbokodo

Emotional callers pay tribute to the life of Winnie Madikizela Mandela on The Eusebius McKaiser Show.

An emotional Simphiwe Dana remembers Mam' Winnie Mandela

An emotional Simphiwe Dana remembers Mam' Winnie Mandela

Musician recalls the struggle activist's reaction to the song she performed in tribute to her.

Angie Motshekga: 'She was fearless and instilled that in us while we were young'

Angie Motshekga: 'She was fearless and instilled that in us while we were young'

Angie Motshekga shares her memories of late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Popular articles
R400m is absolute nonsense, insists CR17 campaign member

R400m is absolute nonsense, insists CR17 campaign member

Ramaphosa's former campaign member Dr James Motlatsi says he is the one who asked Gavin Watson for a donation, not the president.

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

His family believed he had died and performed a memorial service for him but now they are struggling to get him back home.

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Busisiwe Mkhwebane is reportedly probing President Cyril Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering to the tune of R400m.

[WATCH] Sho Madjozi first female South African to win BET award

[WATCH] Sho Madjozi first female South African to win BET award

The rapper, singer and songwriting superstar walked away with the best new international act on Sunday evening in Los Angeles.

Rand Water: 'Don't panic, there will be water!'

Rand Water: 'Don't panic, there will be water!'

Spokesperson Justice Mohale explains that only one purification plant will be affected by the company's planned maintenance.

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

A waitress at The Beerhouse in Fourways who received the generous donation wants to finish her matric and become a paramedic.

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

The name Mabena has become synonymous with out of step and clumsy soldiers, and it seems one made an appearance at Parliament.

How long to keep tax records available for inspection in South Africa

How long to keep tax records available for inspection in South Africa

Should you keep them "forever"? Tax expert Chris Sloane on the requirement to keep tax records available for inspection by Sars.

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

Your employer can ask your doctor to write an affidavit to support a sick note

Law says if a traditional healer is part of medical council with a registered number he or she can write a medical certificate.