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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nelson Mandela lied about Communist Party membership

The former South African president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, has always denied being a member of the South African branch of the movement, which mounted an armed campaign of guerrilla resistance along with the ANC.
But research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that during his early years as an activist, Mr Mandela did hold senior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP. He says Mr Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC's campaign of armed resistance to white rule.
His book also provides fresh detail on how the ANC's military wing had bomb-making lessons from the IRA, and intelligence training from the East German Stasi, which it used to carry out brutal interrogations of suspected "spies" at secret prison camps.


Anonymous said...

And yet Mandela led South Africa through a peaceful transition into a multiracial country in which whites continue to prosper. I guess the boogieman fearmongering by people like Eric Margolis and others paleocons in the 1980s wasn't worth a warm cup of spit.

Anonymous said...

Idiot. This article doesn't exonerate NM. It indicts him. Furthermore, white people in SA are routinely getting raped, beaten, chopped up, etc, at the hands of filthy sub-human groids. You are a fool.