Mandela is a good man
THIS IS A RESPONSE to an email you published on 4 March this year. It’s highly untrue Nelson Mandela stayed in prison because he wouldn’t part with violence. The “Academic” who wrote that letter certainly has no idea Mandela was arrested by his people in a time of peaceful protests. He didn’t want violence. And that’s the reason the PAC came into existence.
Academic, how dare you? So filled with hatred for good people you’ve started rewriting history. You accuse Kader Asmal of propaganda while you preach your own insidious propaganda.
Your people, the National Party, offered to release Mandela on condition he stopped speaking up for the rights of Africans and on condition he headed a TBVC, either Ciskei or Transkei. That was why he refused to be released just to do the white man’s will.
You have to be of inferior intelligence to start believing Mandela simply stayed in prison because he just couldn’t swear non-violence. Besides, if he were as violent as you’d like the world to believe what on earth kept him from lying to your leaders just to be released? Had he done that, according to your malicious lies, he would have been able to further his violent ambitions.
You sound bigoted. You obviously don’t love the man that everybody else other than you loves, because he gave Africans some measure of dignity.