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Winnie Mandela's story in opera

Winnie Mandela is the subject of an opera, the first of its kind, that lays bare her story with all its feistiness and its flaws

Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South Africa's first black President, Nelson Mandela, is never far from the headlines in South Africa.

But now she is the subject of an opera that lays bare her story.

Karen Allen reports from Pretoria, where the show premieres before going worldwide.