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Two Mandelas

by Cal Thomas
Posted 12/06/13, 04:43 pm

When John Lofton of The Washington Times and I were granted an interview with Nelson Mandela inside Pollsmoor Prison near Capetown, South Africa, in August 1985, it was a rare occurrence, personally approved by then-South African President P.W. Botha over the objections of his foreign minister.

Mandela gave us a tour of the prison. The guards, apparently, allowed him to roam almost at will. He showed us a small garden he tended of which he seemed proud.

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Obituary | The man who reconciled a divided South Africa dies at age 95
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 12/05/13, 05:05 pm

Anti-apartheid icon and first black South African President Nelson Mandela, 95, died today after battling a lung condition that began with his contraction of tuberculosis during his years in prison from 1962 to 1990.

South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, “We've lost our greatest son.”

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Midday Roundup: New NSA leaks reveal budget details

by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/02/13, 01:00 pm

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