Monday, July 13, 2009

Winnie Mandela Accuser Dies


Before the digital age South Africa struggled to get any good PR, and was at the mercy of the MSM. One of the incidents that did make it to an international audience, was the sordid saga of the torture and murder of Stompie Seipei. Committed by none other than Winnie Mandela, the wife of "The Great". This dastardly deed has never been forgotten, and has tarnished Winnie for eternity. I am quite sure she would airbrush her history if she could, well sorry for you.

The sudden death of Xoliswa Falati last week may intensify the lingering mystery around one of South Africa's most shocking murders: the death of child activist Stompie Seipei 20 years ago.

Falati, who accused Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 1997 of killing 14-year-old Seipei and of "having the blood of African children on her hands", died at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital on Thursday, after a bout of pneumonia.

Recently, she had grown close again to Central Methodist Church minister Paul Verryn, the cleric who she had so bitterly and falsely accused of sexually abusing boys at his Soweto Methodist manse at the end of 1988.

Seipei was killed after being kidnapped from the manse with other boys, and delivered to Madikizela-Mandela's house in Orlando East. All the teenagers were assaulted.

Falati had taken her original accusation of sexual abuse to Madikizela-Mandela, setting off the series of terrible events which included the fatal sjambokking of Seipei.

Ten-years-old when he was first detained without trial in 1986, Seipei had been one of the youngest political prisoners in the world.

Shortly after he was critically injured by Jerry Richardson - the coach of Madikizela-Mandela's controversial Mandela United Football Club, who was alleged to have been a police plant - he was taken to the Azanian Peoples' Organisation's health desk head, Dr Abu Asvat, who was murdered in his surgery not long afterwards.

Verryn did not reveal much about his feelings about Falati last week except to say he believed she had "made her peace" with Madikizela-Mandela.

Madikizela-Mandela was not available for comment.

2 Opinion(s):

Doberman said...

Don't worry, with a certain history "professor" about to embark his career in SA, no doubt this history will receive some revision.

Exzanian said...

Shows you how low the ANC stooped in those days. Not content to burn people alive, they sent kiddies to do the job. Great fodder for the sordid opera that is Winnie's life.