Mandela is a terrorist, and not the pretend kind invented to steal other people's resources. The only amazing thing about him is that his case demonstrates the absolute power that the mainstream media has to influence those who seemingly have no will of their own. The beginning of his rule in South Africa marks the beginning of legendary levels of corruption, where his family and the families of many other so-called struggle heroes enriched themselves at the expense of the very same people they were pretending to bomb civilians for in all those long years.
Today, South Africa has fallen apart. The only mirage of organisation that remains is maintained by the lies of an ex-MK member, who surely derives his powers of bullshitting from a head that looks like a pinched loaf. Strikes and violent protests are the everyday norm, and the news for the most part no longer even reports on them, in the same manner that they don't report on the sun rising that morning.
The South African police recently massacred dozens of striking mineworkers in an effort to "maintain order" for the mine. If you don't know: The people who regularly speak about maintaining order actually mean to maintain profitability, either for themselves or their benefactors. Nearly 20 years of democracy in South Africa has demonstrated the very real faults designed into the system, which, like mandela himself, is praised ad nauseum, despite the facts.
Look past the heavy propaganda right now, and you'll find that this post treats him with more respect than his handlers apparently are. After years of being paraded around like some catatonic totem, he has been declared effectively dead, but you would never know it listening to the biggest bullshitters in Africa. Much money has been invested into the "Mandela @ 95" brand name, and you can bet that he will be kept relatively unrotted until such time as most of the party's over, and the greatest media frenzy can be derived from his death.
The wikipedia article for the anc's militant wing still has many details on their attacks on civilian meeting places such as bars and restaurants, but I'll highlight this one section in the post, as it perfectly demonstrates the spirit of the anc's rule in the so-called post-apartheid South Africa:
A bomb was detonated in a bar on the Durban beach-front in 1986, killing three civilians and injuring 69. Robert McBride received the death penalty for this bombing which became known as the "Magoo's Bar bombing". Although the subsequent Truth and Reconciliation Committee called the bombing a "gross violation of human rights", McBride received amnesty and became a senior police officer.