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Madiba

Genres: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama
Broadcast on: Discovery Channel

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
BET 01 Feb 2017 15 Feb 2017 Wednesdays, 20h00 - 22h00 6
Discovery Channel 06 Nov 2017 11 Dec 2017 Mondays, 21h00 - 22h00 6


Season 1

Madiba is an American/South African television miniseries which follows struggle icon Nelson Mandela on his personal and political journey for peace and social justice in South Africa.

Beginning from the days of Mandela's childhood, to his overthrow of the Apartheid regime, Madiba reveals Nelson Mandela in a way that we have never seen before.

The series takes an intimate look at the experiences that shaped him, his personal relationships, friendships and political alliances which led him to make such an important and enduring impact on the history of South Africa.

The series features performances by Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish, The Matrix Trilogy) as Nelson Mandela and Terry Pheto (Tsotsi, Catch a Fire, Goodbye Bafana) as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, as well as Kate Liquorish as Ruth First, Hlomla Dandala as Govan Mbeki and Meren Reddy as Ahmed Kathrada.

Broadcast Notes

There are six episodes in the series, which were shown in the USA on BET as three two-hour episodes.


Season 1 Cast

as
Nelson Mandela

as
Oliver Tambo

as
Walter Sisulu

as
H.F. Verwoerd

as
Winnie Mandela

as
Joe Slovo

as
Ruth First

as
Govan Mbeki

as
Ahmed Kathrada

as
John Vorster

as
Bram Fischer

as
Chief Albert Luthuli (as Sello Maake)

as
Duma Nokwe

as
Evelyn Mandela

as
Adelaide Tambo

as
Betsie Verwoerd

as
Albertina Sisulu

as
Paul Sauer

as
De Wet Nel

as
Cecil Williams

as
Robert Sobukwe

as
Chief Jongintaba

as
Justice - Teen

as
Nelson - Teen

as
Qunu Elder (as Tshallo Chowe)

as
African Fruit Vendor (as Greame Kriega)

as
Indian Man

as
Middle Aged African Man

as
African Woman in Red Hat

as
Policeman #2 (Harass Nelson)

as
Special Branch Man #1

as
Amina Cachalia

as
Warder Prinsloo

as
P.W. Botha

as
Hendrik Van Den Bergh

as
Kobie Coetzee

as
BBC Reporter

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