By Derek Adams-Nelson Mandela, the Marxist former terrorist and later president of South Africa, will shortly meet his maker; let’s hope for his sake that when that day arrives he is shown more mercy than was shown to those opposing the African National Congress back in the eighties and Nineties.
This man is lauded the world over as a man of peace, a great statesman and an all round good egg, our government has even afforded him a place of honour in Trafalgar square alongside Admiral Lord Nelson (The original Nelson).
Politicians of all persuasions publicly admire this terrorist leader even though anyone disagreeing with his party in the eighties and Nineties were dealt with in a most horrific manner, they were ‘Necklaced’, the first recorded act of Necklacing was in Uitenhage on 23 March 1985 when black African National Congress (ANC) supporters killed a black councilor who was accused of being a collaborator.
Necklacing is the practice of summary execution and torture carried out by forcing a rubber tyre, filled with petrol, around a victim's chest and arms, and setting it on fire.
The victim may take up to 20 minutes to die, suffering severe burns in the process.
Necklacing was used by the black community to punish other members of the black community who were perceived as collaborators with the apartheid government, these included black policemen, town councilors and others, as well as their relatives and associates.
The practice was mainly carried out in the name of the ANC; Winnie Mandela, then-wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and a senior member of the ANC, even made statements that endorsed its use.
Of course our spineless politicians endorsement of terrorists is nothing new, IRA leaders now enjoy sitting in government after engaging in horrific bombing campaigns in Northern Ireland and on the British mainland yet our politicians, whilst endorsing and even praising violent thugs, condemn the British National Party for peacefully telling the truth.
Mandela will have to answer to a higher authority soon, hope he doesn’t have any spare tyres.