Lest we forget Thatcher shame

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WHEN all the world leaders are enthusing about how they drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela, let us not forget that, at the time when most of the world leaders, along with popular public opinion, demanded sanctions against South Africa to end apartheid and effect the release of this most remarkable species of human kind, the British prime minister of the day, Margaret Thatcher, defined him as nothing more than a “terrorist”.

The mind boggles when considering who had peace and reconciliation in their heart, and who was an intransigent, war-mongering careerist.

William Burns, Edinburgh