I wonder what happened during those prison years. Was he visited by an angel like Daniel in the Lion's Den?
Because he was not always a man of peace.
Nelson Mandela – The Bombing Record
When Mandela was arrested on his Rivonia farm hideout near Johannesburg, the following munitions and bomb-making equipment were confiscated with him and his comrades.After such a violent beginning as a violent communist revolutionary terrorist, Mandela became a something transcendent. The MSM will not mention his violent past because they think it interferes with the story. I think it makes the story more remarkable.
210,000 hand grenades
48,000 anti-personnel mines
1,500 time devices
144 tons of ammonium nitrate
1.6 tons of aluminium powder
1 ton of black powder
In his book Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela wrote that as a leading member of the ANC’s executive committee, he had “personally signed off” in approving these acts of terrorism, the pictures and details of which follow below. This is the horror which Mandela had “signed off” for while he was in prison – convicted for other acts of terrorism after the Rivonia trial. The late SA president P.W. Botha told Mandela in 1985 that he could be a free man as long as he did just one thing: ‘publicly renounce violence’. Mandela refused. That is why Mandela remained in prison until the appeaser Pres. F W de Klerk freed him unconditionally. The bottom line? Nelson Mandela never publicly renounced the use of violence to further the ‘cause of freedom’.