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Old Jul 1st 2013, 10:02 am
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Yes - that's right. It was only FIVE years ago today that the US officially took Nelson Mandela off their 'Most Wanted' list of terror suspects.........
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Old Jul 1st 2013, 10:15 am
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Whilst the man has done a lot of good for SA, it is frequently forgotten that he was no angel in his younger years...
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Old Jul 1st 2013, 10:20 am
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he was no angel in his younger years...
I often wonder why this is overlooked.
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Old Jul 1st 2013, 12:43 pm
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Whilst the man has done a lot of good for SA, it is frequently forgotten that he was no angel in his younger years...
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I often wonder why this is overlooked.
yes so do I
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Old Jul 1st 2013, 1:01 pm
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yes so do I
I'm surprised nobody has picked up on those comments.

I suppose some would argue that successes outweigh the original sins.
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I'm surprised nobody has picked up on those comments.

I suppose some would argue that successes outweigh the original sins.
Because the OP (me) also agrees with you.............. of course, you must NEVER criticise Mandiba.........

I think the story reflects how slowly the US reacts to things, rather than Mandela's specific past...........

........ but yes - he was a terrorist.
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