Commonly referred to as the mother of "new" South Africa, Winnie was first admitted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg with a kidney infection, enca reported.Mr Dlamini said: "She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year.The actress says that being cast as Winnie is an ‘honour and a huge responsibility’, playing the role of such an iconic and incredible women is no easy task. Dressed in a wig of Winnie’s exact style and a matching blue suit that Winnie wore on the day of Nelson Mandela’s release, Pheto is described as being the spitting image of her character.
She faced these allegations again during the 1997 hearings before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a panel that investigated apartheid-era crimes.
So the issue is not a lack of talent among South African actors, but rather their lack of international exposure.
The show is being produced by a Canadian film company called Blue Ice Pictures, as well as South Africa’s Out of Africa Entertainment, the UK’s Leftbank Pictures, and Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy Productions.
The prominent activist, who was a beacon of hope for South Africans during the darkest days of apartheid, passed away surrounded by her loved ones.
Winnie had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year, her family said.