‘Madiba’ Live Stream: Watch Nelson Mandela BET Miniseries Online
“Madiba,” the new six-hour miniseries chronicling the life of Nelson Mandela, airs on BET Wednesday night, and Gossip Cop has a live stream available online. Watch it below!
Laurence Fishburne stars in the saga, which is based on two Mandela autobiographies, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself. The title of the show comes from the name of the Thembu clan to which Mandela belonged. The story begins in the early 1960’s, during which a younger Mandela dealt with the political unrest in South Africa.
The plot follows the sacrifices Mandela made during the Anti-Apartheid Movement, as well as the lesser known men and women who helped him in the quest for freedom. The story also sheds light on strategies employed by the freedom fighters to bring worldwide attention to their movement.
Orlando Jones and David Harewood co-star as Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu, two of Mandela’s closest friends. Michael Nyqvist plays Dr. H.F. Verwoerd, the prime minister of South Africa, and Terry Pheto plays Mandela’s second wife, Winnie. The first part of “Madiba,” which kicks off BET’s Black History Month programming, airs at 8 p.m. The second and third parts of the miniseries will debut on February 8 and 15, respectively. Watch the live stream below! NOTE: The live stream is no longer available.