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Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s villains

By Gugulethu Hughes

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed here are those of the authors. View more opinion on ScoonTV. 

For decades, the USA and its allies in the European Union have dominated the world economy and installed puppet governments in other countries. The West has consistently packaged and defined for the global population what democracy ought to look like and which persons must occupy the political leadership positions in government. 

Behind the key western political figures are a collage of multinational corporations whose influence cuts across different spectrums. Countries like Russia and China have managed to protect their territories from the western juggernaut, but South Africa hasn’t been so lucky.  

Nelson Mandela served as the vital custodian of the deep state, together with Desmond Tutu. Both men are deserving of an posthumous Imperial Cross award for serving as bastions of western influence at the expense of black people. 

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu did not emerge from the masses to lead the nation but were rather created by the West for the international market. One served as a political gun and the other as a religious guardian angel. Nowadays, both men are elevated to deity status so much that any criticism of them amounts to blasphemy. 

Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu are some of the biggest beneficiaries of sunshine journalism. Hence, one was placed in the Presidency in 1994 while the other was deposited to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as Chairperson in 1995.

The period between 1994-1999 was critical for western engineered psychological operations. During that time, they created an artificial awakening to a “new” South Africa. It was to be a rainbow nation with equality between blacks and whites and accountability for past evil deeds became the template for acceptable attitudes in the “democratic dispensation.” 

But the truth is that the 1994 elections were a farce, and so was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Both events led to impressions, that last to this day, that South Africa is a democracy. More so, it led to the idea that European imperialists had accounted for their racist acts towards black people. 

The two musketeers went on to bag Nobel Peace Prizes like all other creations of the deep state. It is convenient to point out that Alfred Nobel, the Swede who traded in chemicals for war weaponry, founded the Nobel Prize through his will in 1895. 

The Nobel Prize element of the will was itself a product of a premature obituary wherein Alfred’s brother Ludwig passed on but was mistaken for Alfred – the latter stumbled upon an epitaph about him that read “merchant of death who grew rich by developing new ways to mutilate and kill.” 

Evan Andrews from History.com stated that, “Nobel’s father Immanuel was an engineer who had run armaments factories and built underwater mines for Russia during the [1853] Crimean War. Alfred, meanwhile, was famous for developing new types of explosives. Among his 355 patents were designs for nitroglycerine detonators, blasting caps and a smokeless gunpowder called ballistite. In 1867, he had invented dynamite, which was widely used both in construction and in warfare…” 

The purpose of this commodious detour is to highlight the calumny in the Nobel Prize considering that the world sees Nobel Prize laureates as people who have contributed to the betterment of mankind. 

The effects of having a Mandela and a Tutu are a lived reality for many black South Africans, the impact of the character of the duet is such that the minority white population continues to enjoy the spoils of apartheid. South Africa is the world’s most unequal society. More than 80% of the economy is in the hands of a white minority. 

This inequality gap was reinforced by the 1994 farce known as the first democratic elections, and the 1995 so-called Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

Any thinking person should develop suspicions about the wearisome rise of Nelson Mandela to the Presidency. Black people got the freedom to cast their vote for a black candidate, but little did the populace know that this candidate was a Euro ingredient. 

The blind gullibility of the masses must be forgiven, though. In a world where the media treats citizens like mental asylum inmates, anything black was welcome. A big political church in the form of the African National Congress was duped into having a man that had “spent 27 years in prison” as its Presidential candidate. 

While prisons build characters, one cannot walk out of prison after 27 years to become State President- such a sentence cannot prepare one for such a role. 

Various schools of thought assert that the man did not even serve a 27-year sentence while others go as far as arguing that the Mandela given to the masses was a clone. Nothing can be further from the truth, and the truth is that the Mandela handed over to the masses was a special package.  

In May of 1977, Winnie Mandela was banished to Brandfort in the Orange Freestate away from her home in Soweto. The shell in Brandfort had no plumbing or electricity and just three rooms of concrete at most. At face value, she’d been fingered for fueling the 1976 student uprisings in Soweto, but really the system sought to break her spirit as preparation for the future release of Nelson Mandela. 

Winnie Mandela was viewed as the person that radicalised Nelson Mandela prior to his imprisonment. Therefore, she was deemed a bad influence. One could argue that prior to his imprisonment, Nelson Mandela had been earmarked for grooming and preparation for the Presidency. 

While in Brandfort, Winnie Mandela lived under draconian restrictions designed to break her willpower. In 1989, Nelson Mandela met with then-President P.W. Botha in secret to discuss conditions for his release. It was shocking, if not sinister, that the apartheid government would discuss such an important matter without inviting members of the African National Congress. 

There were many reactions to this, but the one I find most striking is the New York Times reporter Christopher Wren’s July 10, 1989, packaging of events. Particularly, the presentation of the responses from Winnie Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Frank Chikane, and the ANC. 

Winnie Mandela had invited the press to her home and had Frank Chikane read a statement on behalf of the Mandela family and community leaders. It was to provide a response to the meeting between Nelson Mandela and Pik Botha. 

This is how Christopher captured the statement, “In a long-handwritten statement read in her living room on behalf of the Mandela family and unspecified ‘community leaders,’ Mr. Chikane said Mr. Mandela’s meeting with President Botha and Justice Minister Kobie Coetzee on Wednesday at Tuynhuys, Mr. Botha’s official residence in Cape Town, had taken place between ‘a prisoner and his captors’ and should not be accorded special significance.”

Wren continued, “In their statement, Mrs. Mandela and Mr. Chikane highlighted the paradox in which Mr. Mandela has been allowed to talk to the President of South Africa but not to black South Africans. The statement said that real negotiations could not develop under such arbitrary constraints and that further world pressure on the white Government was needed…” 

The legendary bias of the anti-Winnie Mandela media reared its ugly head when Christopher Wren suggests that the Mandela House meeting with Winnie Mandela was nothing but a ploy to re-establish her as an anti-apartheid voice by virtue of her 31-year marriage to Nelson Mandela. 

He then drove home the point that other prominent ANC members had already parted ways with Winnie Mandela, accusing her bodyguards of unleashing a reign of terror in Soweto. He went on to juxtapose Winnie Mandela’s response to that of Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Desmond Tutu. 

Buthelezi was quoted as saying, “the meeting between these two sons of South Africa” should be “highly commended and we are quite encouraged because of this meeting to conclude that the release of Dr. Nelson Mandela is only a matter of time.” 

On the other hand, Desmond Tutu stated that “…the sooner the release of Nelson Mandela happens the better it will be for all of us, and it will be the best insurance for peace.” Meanwhile, the ANC had remained silent on the matter. 

It’s striking how Christopher Wren presented the quadruple cluster in the form of Desmond Tutu, Frank Chikane, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and the ANC vis-à-vis Winnie Mandela. The latter was presented as a hopeless criminal seeking attention while the cluster got handed flowers. Again, Winnie Madikizela, in the Mandela factor, emerged as the sole threat to apartheid while her husband got molded into a prized possession. 

At some stage, the apartheid government had asked Winnie to move into a “special” home with Nelson Mandela. The goal was to break her further. Nelson agreed but she turned down the offer. 

While Desmond Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, Nelson Mandela received the prize together with FW De Klerk, the last white Apartheid President, in 1993. After ascending to the Presidency in 1994, Nelson Mandela made Mangosuthu Buthelezi his Minister of Home Affairs. Buthelezi’s Inkatha Freedom Party, oiled by apartheid machinery, went on a killing spree of black people in various townships in KZN and Gauteng that didn’t share ideologies with IFP. President Jacob Zuma is the man that brought peace between IFP and ANC members in KZN. 

But Frank Chikane remained a useful tool for imperialists. He’s backed all the ANC Presidents that have advanced Western ideologies. These include Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, and Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Ramaphosa had also served as ANC Secretary General from 1991-1996. Frank Chikane served in the office of then-Deputy President Thabo Mbeki from 1994-1999 as Director General. Cyril Ramaphosa led the ANC negotiations team at the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) in December 1991 with the opening plenary chaired by Chief Justice Michael Corbett, Petrus Sharbot, and Ismael Mohamed. 

The Convention was housed at the World Trade Centre in Kempton Park, now known as the Emperors Palace, one of the country’s biggest casinos. Some reports from CODESA remain confidential to this day. When the constitution-making process took off in 1994, Cyril Ramaphosa was made Chairperson of the Constitutional Assembly.  

All the people that occupied strategic positions around the sphere of the negotiated settlement were Nelson Mandela lieutenants and part of the broader Mandela package.  

Nothing of material importance was achieved during the Nelson Mandela Presidency, too. His administration ensured that wealth remained in the hands of the minority whites while black people were tokenized with civil liberties. In the truest sense of the word, those liberties remain elusive for many. 

Real peace can only be achieved through ownership of means of production by black people. Unfortunately, the constitution negotiated by Mandela and other stooges protects the property rights of European settlers and shies away from giving natives the power to dispossess the land that was stolen by colonizers. 

People who understood the purpose and essence of the liberation struggle like Chris Hani and President JG Zuma were either assassinated or vilified so that only ideologically bankrupt coffee shop revolutionaries remain. The Mandela presidency gave the disenfranchisement of black people a semblance of legality while multinationals and conglomerates secured evergreen contracts in various state-owned entities.  

In 1995, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed. However, it didn’t punish apartheid activists as much as humiliate black people like Winnie Mandela that stood up against racist bullying. Desmond Tutu was made Chairperson of the Commission and he made Winnie Mandela his project. 

Just like the Zondo Commission was created for President Zuma, the TRC was created for Winnie Mandela and other revolutionaries. She was forced to apologize for crimes she didn’t commit while former apartheid President PW Botha refused to appear before the commission. 

Ultimately, Botha was fined a few thousand rands while President Zuma got imprisoned for asking the chairperson of the Zondo Commission to recuse himself. This is all part of the Mandela and Tutu legacy. 

The Sharpeville Massacre of March 1960 saw more than 69 black people shot dead by apartheid police for protesting anti-black laws. Afterwards, the 21st of March became a Sharpeville Massacre commemoration day. But in 1994, the Mandela administration renamed it Human Rights Day, giving it a romantic touch as mandated by his handlers. 

The evil exploits of both Mandela and Tutu are best demonstrated by the honour invested in them by the Duke of Gloucester as Bailiffs Grand Cross of the Order of St John headed by the Queen of Great Britain. Mandela was first appointed to the Order as a Knight in 1996.  

Equally suspicious about these characters is that, upon his release from prison, Nelson Mandela divorced Winnie Mandela and fired her from his cabinet in 1995. After that, she’d been accused of murder, embezzlement, and infidelity. 

The system could never stomach having Winnie Mandela in Nelson’s life. So loyal was Nelson Mandela to the system that he had Zelda La Grange as his Personal Assistant. 

Meanwhile, Desmond Tutu, referred to as a “delicious delight” by Richard Branson, has done everything from naming South Africa the Rainbow Nation to blessing his daughter’s marriage to a Dutch woman. 

A giant politician and a “little bishop” became the cornerstone of everything wrong with South Africa, a template for sponsored morality. Upon their death, a giant statue of Nelson Mandela was erected in Sandton, the heartbeat of White Monopoly Capital, while Desmond Tutu had his body aquamated.

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Gugulethu Hughes


Gugulethu Hughes is the ScoonTV Africa correspondent

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