From “terrorist” to “freedom fighter” – Five entities who changed their tune on Nelson Mandela

Nii Ntreh December 05, 2019
Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Madela at No. 10 Dowinig Street. Photo Credit:

Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013, aged 95. Easily the most significant production heroic narratives in the three decades, Mandela’s story has become more a legend than a lesson.

This is because the man known as Madiba was not always the universal champion all the world hail today. He divided opinion.

Many countries and leaders did not find Mandela agreeable even if these entities said they were not in support of apartheid rule.

For most towering figures like Mandela, the story arc is usually from “good guy” to “bad guy” according to the West. An easy example is Robert Mugabe.

Here are five organisations and people who despised Mandela at one point and later changed their stories of him.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: December 5, 2019


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