He was not a man of peace! He did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize! Search "Winnie Mandela necklacing" and see what this man and his wife Winnie did to their fellow Black South Africans.
"He was the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Prior to his Presidency, Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years at three different prisons after pleading guilty to 156 acts of public violence including the Johannesburg railway station bombing. He was also a member of the South African Communist Party and a co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, a guerrilla warfare group declared a terrorist organization by the United State in the 1960s."
Here's a very good description from Jonathon Moseley's posting on Facebook:
"Not many leaders have invented a new way of killing political enemies in a gruesome and painful way. NELSON MANDELA and his wife invented "necklacing" -- using a car tire filled with gasoline put around a political enemy's neck -- and set on fire. Now, we are talking about Blacks who did not obey Winnie Mandela and her gang among Blacks -- not White racists. SO NATURALLY NELSON MANDELA IS BELOVED ...AND CELEBRATED BY LIBERALS. Totalitarian leaders are always popular with liberals and the American news media. I don't think the Mandela clan killed any Whites. I could be wrong. But they sure killed thousands of Blacks. Adolf Hitler invented gas chambers. The Romans invented crucifixion. And Nelson Mandela joins the ranks of great liberal heroes with his invention of NECKLACING.
NELSON MANDELA dies peacefully in his bed -- UNLIKE THE THOUSANDS VIOLENTLY TORTURED AND MURDERED (mostly fellow Blacks) by the extremely violent Mandela movement. Now Mandela can face JUDGEMENT DAY and be confronted with the thousands his movement slaughtered, tortured, and murdered."