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Gosebo Mathope
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4 Apr 2018
3:31 pm

CBC, eNCA, Reuters get social media drubbing for ‘insulting’ Winnie

Gosebo Mathope

After the now infamous video clip aired, Malema tweeted that he had long warned viewers about the 'rubbish' called eNCA.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

eNCA’s deleted video that was aired a few moments after the news of the late anti-apartheid stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s death was announced elicited a social media backlash.

Many users viciously tweeted back and pointed out that the 59-second clip, without a sound overlay when deleted, was in bad taste, a distortion, unbalanced, sensationalist and an insult to the family of the first black female social worker in the country.

In the video clip, Madikizela-Mandela was referred to as a “kidnapper”, “lawbreaker” and a “betrayer” in reference to the the Stompie Seipei trial and Madikizela’s testimony during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

A number of those who found the video distasteful wondered why the news network had not balanced their clip with the other side of the historical narrative on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – that she endured hardships, physical and psychological torture as well as constant harassment from the apartheid security police that could have had severe psychological impact on her own actions at the time.

EFF leader Julius Malema, generally a rabble-rouser when it comes to social media storms, tweeted: “I warned all of you about this rubbish called @eNCA.” In response, Master Pontsho posted the same video the network had earlier deleted.

Hot on eNCA’s heels was Reuters with the article below:

The same rebuke eNCA received was dished out

Not be outdone was Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

High-profile leaders pay homage at Madikizela-Mandela’s Soweto home