For years, Nelson Mandela has denied any association with the Communist Party. But there were some who felt that this wasn’t true. The white-dominated apartheid government claimed that Mandela was a Communist for years, and many felt that this was propaganda designed to smear his reputation. Mandela spoke to the matter during his trial in 1963, saying that this was just an effort to get him behind bars.
A new book is now stating that Mandela actually was a member of the Communist Party. This revelation, were it to be true, would be shocking, since the Nobel Prize winner has denied it for years. Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was part of an armed resistance movement within the ANC that did partner with the Communists.