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

Nii Ntreh Dec 5, 2019 at 12:30pm

December 05, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Uncategorized

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

December 05, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Uncategorized

Image result for mandela terrorist"
Mandela with a clenched fist. Photo Credit: Biography.com

US Intelligence Agencies

The limbs of America’s defence and security establishment all thought Nelson Mandela was a terrorist even until after his presidency in 1999.

Apparently, being granted freedom, openly forgiving those who wanted you dead and winning a democratic election was not enough for the American authorities to declassify Mandela as a threat.

It was only in 2008, some five years before his death, that Mandela was taken off the list.

Most viewed

Conversations

Must Read