Nelson Mandela

Donald Rickard, a US Spy working for the CIA has confirmed that he was responsible for the tip that led to the arrest of former African president, Nelson Mandela. Rickard served as the US vice-consul in Durban and CIA operative.

According to a taped interview with British filmmaker John Irvin. Mr Rickard said Nelson Mandela was considered;

The world’s most dangerous communist outside of the Soviet Union” and was about to incite a rebellion against the apartheid regime, opening the door for Soviet intervention.  If the Soviets had come in force, the United States would have had to get involved, and things could have gone to hell.  We were teetering on the brink here and it had to be stopped, which meant Mandela had to be stopped. And I put a stop to it.


Nelson Mandela was disguised as a chauffeur when he was arrested in Durban.

Donald Rickard died 2 weeks after this heavy revelation, and his bombshell has prompted calls for the CIA to release more information about the arrest, and their relationship with the apartheid government.

A senior official of the African National Congress, Ronnie Kasrils, who also worked with Nelson Mandela said;

 Mandela’s early capture certainly hindered the struggle against apartheid,It is clear that the regime and its spooks worked hand in glove with the CIA. The CIA needs to come clean on what happened.

Nelson Mandela spent 28 years in prison when he was arrested, and was convicted for trying to rebel against the white minority in the country. He denied claims that he was a communist. 

When Mandela was arrested, the cold war between the Soviet Union and the US was at its height and CIA had its eyes on various countries where they saw communism as a growing threat. Such countries include China, East Germany, Cuba and Vietnam.



Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a name known by both young and old age as a man that fought against the apartheid in South Africa. He was also a philanthropist, politician and the presiden of South Africa from 1994 -1999.

Today we celebrate the true man of the people. The with so much intellect and a speaker for the masses. Some quotes of Nelson Mandela are :

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.

People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.


What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.


Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.


For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.