"Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee..."
Despite the world-wide media heaping praise on the recently deceased former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, a handful of media organs are bringing to light that the former Central Committee member of the SACP (South African Communist Party) was one of the strongest supporters of arguably the most liberal abortion legislation on the globe, as published by the Catholic-centered news portal Rorate Caeli via the news aggregate PewSitter.com on Dec. 5, 2013.
Serving as the Republic of South Africa's president from 1994-1999, Mandela not only signed the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996 , he was also one of the most ardent supporters of what the openly pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute calls "one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world."
As cited, the law "allows abortion on demand up to the 20th week; after it and up to birth for 'serious medical reasons'; and, as amended in 2004, allows registered nurses and midwives to perform abortions as well before the 12th week."
In an academic research paper published by Rhodes University of South Africa, medical historian Dr. Rebecca Hodes of the University of Cape Town noted that prior to the sweeping abortion law of 1996:
There was never broad-based support for abortion within the ANC [Mandela's ruling African National Congress].
According to Rhodes University, Hodes "points out that despite President Nelson Mandela’s explicitly-stated support for the Choice Bill, more than 80 MPs [Members of Parliament] voted against it in October 1996, with over 50 MPs absenting themselves from Parliament on the day as a show of resistance."
Since the legalization of abortion in the RSA, there has been 1 million legal abortions reported to the government, with the overwhelming number being that of racially black African unborn children as cited by Spero News on Jan. 31, 2012.
Opposition by the Zulu Nation...
Despite the world's media painting Mandela as a strong proponent of democracy, historical facts denies the myth perpetuated by Fox News, MSNBC, the Washington Post, etc.
As reported by the BBC in 1993 of the Chief of the Zulu Nation and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Chief Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, "the African National Congress does not represent his Zulu people and puts forward the idea of a separate state called Kwazulu Natal. "
Chief Buthelezi was also renown as a champion of capitalism for South Africa as well as leading an armed struggle against Mandela and his ANC prior to the dismantling of the apartheid government in the 1990s.
And That Whole Communist Party Thing...
In their eulogy to Mandela, the South African Communist Party's official website published:
At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee.
To us as South African communists, Cde [Comrade] Mandela shall forever symbolise the monumental contribution of the SACP in our liberation struggle.
Mandela also served as Chairman of the so-called "Non-Aligned Movement," a chairmanship also held my the likes of:
- Former dictator of Yugoslavia Josip Tito
- Cuba's Generalissimo Fidel Castro
- Former Muslim Brotherhood leader of Egypt Mohamed Morsi
- Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.