Tag: when Mandela became president. Mandela hailed him at a welcoming dinner for his pivotal role “as leader and chairman of the Front-line States” in fighting and overthrowing apartheid.
In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death, hosannas continue to be sung to the former ANC leader and South African president from both the left and from the right. But the right’s embrace of Mandela as an anti-racist hero doesn’t ring true. Is there another reason establishment media and mainstream politicians are as Mandela-crazy as the left?