Ex-CIA spy says he helped South Africa arrest ‘communist toy’ Nelson Mandela

NELSON{ The Brisbane Times] – A CIA tip off to South Africa’s apartheid regime which led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest and 27-year imprisonment was condemned as a “betrayal of our nation” by the grandson and heir of the former president.

Mandla Mandela called on US President Barack Obama to apologise and make a “full disclosure” of the events leading up to his grandfather’s arrest in 1962 and suggested that the US should face censure by the United Nations.

His comments came after a former CIA agent confirmed that he told the apartheid police how to find Mandela because he viewed him as a “toy of the communists”.

“Whilst we were always aware of the West’s role in overt and covert support for the Apartheid state (this) disclosure has put an end to decades of denial revealing the fact that the USA put its imperial interests above the struggle for liberation of millions of people,” said Mr Mandela, the former statesman’s eldest grandson who is also an ANC MP and traditional chief in the family clan. READ MORE OF THIS NEWS

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.