Madiba: denial doesn’t alter facts
I CONCUR with Faruok Araie that Sam Ditshego is a brilliant analyst but that is where our concurrence ends.
If you look at other publications that published Ditshego’s article to which Araie responded, there are two books that The Star omitted. They are: Inside The South African Reserve Bank: Its Origins and Secrets Exposed by Stephen Goodson in which he reveals that in the early 1990s Mandela had £20 million in Barings Bank; and MI6: Fifty Years of Special Operation by Steven Dorril which says Mandela was an MI6 agent.
These books could have perhaps convinced him that indeed Mandela was a sell-out and an opportunist.
The two books by Pilger and Terreblanche that Ditshego cited should have provided sufficient evidence in that regard to Araie.
It was Robert Sobukwe who said Mandela was an opportunist and Sobukwe has never gone wrong, however Araie has apparently made up his mind despite palpable evidence. Mandela did not save us from any civil war.
The handing over of South Africa to the ANC by the imperialists was a well orchestrated plan hatched over a few years. No sell-out can be an icon, people like Araie do not want to grapple with the harsh reality that Mandela was a sellout and an opportunist but that does not altar the facts. Witpoortjie, Roodepoort