Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nelson Mandela a terrorist?

Hard to believe today but this is how he was portrayed by world powers during his years of struggle against Apartheid.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has asked for "embarrassing" travel restrictions on Nelson Mandela and South African leaders to be lifted.

A bill has been introduced in the US Congress to remove from databases any reference to South Africa's governing party and its leaders as terrorists.

The African National Congress (ANC) was designated as a terrorist organisation by South Africa's old apartheid regime.

At present a waiver is needed for any ANC leaders to enter the country.

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Definately embarassing, but also a good reminder for those of us whose 'historical memory' goes back only as far as our last meal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."