South Africa was one of the first countries to recognize Israel and was a major military partner for decades. Israel and South Africa had a joint nuclear weapons program and a joint unmanned drone program. South Africa also built military vehicles for Israel, while Israel made guns for the South African military.
Because of this, information from Israel State Archives has set off a shockwave. It is usually reported that Nelson Mandela received his main terrorism training in Ethiopia. However, Israel’s leading newspapers says it was not Ethiopians who conducted the training. Haaretz claims that Israeli intelligence trained Nelson Mandela to be terrorist leader.
Prior to the Six Day War of 1967, Israel was courting African Nationalist/Marxist movements in an attempt to win new allies for Israel. The efforts failed horribly. After 1967, all of Africa, except for South Africa was united in solidarity with the Arabs.
According to Haaretz, Mandela’s codename was ”the Black Pimpernel.” Haaretz says that Mossad agents falsely believed that Mandela was from Rhodesia. They did not realize he was actually Nelson Mandela until he was arrested later in South Africa. Documents state that Israel agents did know that he “leaned towards Communism.”
Today the ANC is anti-Israel and supports the Palestinians. Nelson Mandela himself has made anti-Israel statements.
It is noteworthy that at least two founding members of the MK, the terrorist wing of the ANC, were Jewish. Joe Slovo, a Lithuanian born Jewish man, took over the MK terrorist group when Mandela was arrested. He continued to be involved in terrorist attacks through the 1980s. He later became chairman of the South African Communist Party. Ronnie Kasrils, the son of Latvian and Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, also organized MK terrorism through the 1980s. Hareetz does not mention either of these two men.
Nelson Mandela was trained in sabotage, martial arts and weaponry by Israeli secret services a few months before he was arrested in South Africa in 1962.According to top secret documents from the Israel State Archive revealed by Haaretz newspaper, Mossad agents in Ethiopia provided military training to the anti-apartheid icon and tried to instil pro-Zionist sentiments in the then 44-year-old South African activist.His trainers were reportedly unaware of Mandela’s true identity, as he introduced himself under the alias of David Mobsari.…“The aforementioned received training from the Ethiopians in judo, sabotage and weaponry.”The Ethiopians was the nickname used to refer to Mossad’s unit in the African country, Haaretz reported.Prior to his arrest Mandela covertly visited several African countries, including Ethiopia, to gather support for the African National Congress (ANC) and its struggle against South Africa’s apartheid regime.The letter’s subject line was “the Black Pimpernel”, the nickname used by South African press for Mandela.“He greeted our men with “Shalom”, was familiar with the problems of Jewry and of Israel and gave the impression of being an intellectual,” the letter read. “The staff tried to make him into a Zionist.“In conversations with him, he expressed socialist worldviews and at times created the impression that he leaned toward communism,” it added.“It now emerges from photographs that have been published in the press about the arrest in South Africa of the ‘Black Pimpernel’ that the trainee from Rhodesia used an alias, and the two men are one and the same.”