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Politicians who opposed Nelson Mandela and supported apartheid

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Everyone is loving Nelson Mandela in death. But, much like Martin Luther King in America, Mandela had a score of powerful detractors and enemies while he was alive — and more particularly when he was fighting and imprisoned trying to obliterate the unjust South African apartheid system.

Some who opposed Mandela have, of course, amended their stance on the former ANC leader in the years following his release from prison and his election as the first black president of the country. Other detractors of Mandela, however, remain unrepentant of the stance they took the stance they did.

Who were some of Mandela’s most powerful enemies in America and the Western world? Take a look.

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