A Thoughtful Mandela Biopic That Doesn’t Dodge The Difficult Questions

Humour While the political and historical efforts of this film are impressive, it does underplay one crucial element of Mandela’s personality: his wit . A classic example came in 1997 , when journalists asked him how he felt on meeting the Spice Girls.
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With Mandela gone, ANC faces acid test

True, there were public problems: the prosecution of his former wife Winnie, news of his early womanising, and some questionable behaviour of his relatives. But none of these diminished his central achievements. Yet from the moment the ANC and Mandela began to decouple, the ANCs stock began to fall and none of its politicians could hold the various factions together.
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