Mossad trained Mandela in Ethiopia – Israeli state archive

2013-12-23 15:47

Israeli Mossad agents operating in Ethiopia in 1962 unwittingly trained Nelson Mandela in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and sabotage, according to a document released by Israel’s state archives.

“The Black Pimpernel” was the nickname given at the time to former president Mandela, who died this month, while he was on the run from white South Africa during the liberation struggle.

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