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Premiere February 1, 2017
Finale February 15, 2017
Network BET
Style 120-minute miniseries
Company Blue Ice Pictures,
Left Bank Pictures,
Out of Africa Entertainment,
Cinema Gypsy Productions
Episodes 3
Origin USA

Madiba is based on two Nelson Mandela books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself. Named after Madiba, the Thembu clan to which Nelson Mandela belonged, the miniseries tells the story of a younger Nelson Mandela during the early-60s as he deals with the political unrest engulfing South Africa.

Shot exclusively in South Africa and on Robben Island, Madiba details the early years of Mandela's personal journey, and reveals the behind-the-scenes strategizing and bold organizing tactics he and his collaborators used to bring attention to their movement both domestically and internationally.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Laurence Fishburne Nelson Mandela
Orlando Jones Oliver Tambo
David Harewood Walter Sisulu
Michael Nyqvist Hendrik Verwoerd
Terry Pheto Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Jason Kennett Joe Slovo
Kate Liquorish Ruth First
Hlomla Dandala Govan Mbeki
Meren Reddy Ahmed Kathrada
Kajal Bagwandeen Amina Cachalia
James Gracie Hendrik van den Bergh
Armand Aucamp Warder Prinsloo
Garth Breytenbach Warder Brand
Mark Elderkin Trevor Huddleston
Grant Swanby Bram Fischer


# Title Airdate
1 Part 1: Troublemaker and Defiance February 1, 2017
2 Part 2: Spear of the Nation and Total Strategy February 8, 2017
3 Part 3: Brains Not Blood and A New World February 15, 2017


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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