Winnie Mandela charged with kidnapping


Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Monday, 24 September 1990

Winnie Mandela was formally charged with four counts of kidnapping and of assault, and will stand trial with seven others for the events surrounding the murder of Stompie Seipei Moeketsi in December 1988. Moeketsi was a young activist and member of the infamous Mandela Football Club, established by Winnie Mandela as a front for the political mobilisation of township youths to stand against apartheid. Jerry Richardson abducted Seipei and three other boys from the Methodist manse in Soweto, and took him to Winnie Mandela's home. Richardson alleged that Winnie Mandela initiated the torture of Seipei, who was sjamboked and bounced on the floor by Richardson.

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Last updated : 13-Sep-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011