AS IT HAPPENED: Investigations into Winnie 'took place at behest of Tony Leon' - Mufamadi
The French filmmaker behind the Winnie documentary, Pascale Lamche, answers questions following Mufamadi's briefing.
And with that final statement, Mufamadi ends the briefing.
Mufamadi: "In this documentary I see a Nelson Mandela that is not known to the people of South Africa."
"We must not forget that we have something that no other country has, and that is Nelson Mandela. I listened to many people who were suddenly beginning to forget this prized asset."
What I came here to say, Mufamadi says, is that "we must not be misled by people who were opposed to our freedom, into thinking that we must act according to what they tell us about us. That is really the message I wanted to convey to the people of South Africa."
Mufamadi: "I had no indication that someone had wanted me to appear on the documentary... I have no indication someone thought I was important enough to give my version in the documentary..."
"I don't know what must happen going forward," Mufamadi says, while also saying he didn't call a press conference for an apology.
Mufamadi: "Why are we taking Tony Leon out of the equation? I am saying these investigations took place at the behest of Tony Leon - I'm talking about the ones that we know, right? They took place at the behest of Tony Leon."
#WinnieDoccie a bit of back and forth between Lamche & Mufamadi over some of the information being discussed: payments to informants, Tony Leon's call for the investigation, Heslinga's role... @TeamNews24— Matshidiso Madia (@tshidi_lee) April 16, 2018
Mufamadi responds: "Yes... if I talk about what I remember in the context of having met him (Heslinga) we will be here all day. I may have met him at the Goldstone Commission, because I headed the peace desk of the ANC."
"So I may have met him there - there was nothing outstanding about him when I met him."
Mufamadi is pointedly asked: "Did you ever meet Hank Heslinga, and were you aware of the fact that he was part of the team investigating Winnie Madikizela-Mandela?"
Mufamadi, while still answering questions from journalists, says "Remember, I am also a victim here..."
Mufamadi now speaks about Stratcom files, and mentions one specifically held on journalist and former Weekly Mail editor Anton Harber, who had asked for access to Stratcom files.
WinnieDoccie Mufamadi: nobody came to me & said here are the Stratcom files, taken away, some destroyed & others kept by individuals @TeamNews24— Matshidiso Madia (@tshidi_lee) April 16, 2018