22.02.2012 [Willamette Week] - As president, he released African National Congress leader NelsonMandela from prison and paved the way for free elections and majority rule. In 1993, de Klerk and Mandela shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Now out of politics, de Klerk, 75, continues to
14.02.2012 [Business Day] - NelsonMandela deserves his Nobel Peace Prize for outstanding leadership in a fluid situation in the early 1990s. Thereafter, as president, he presided for five years over one of the highest AIDS infection rates in the world — and he did nothing.
There are thousands of people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence — against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people. And I think the time has come for us to consider, in the light of our experiences at this day at home, whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate. - Interview (1961)
23.02.2011 But I'll make a wild guess here: you're familiar with the injustices against NelsonMandela but have probably never heard the names of the Cuban political prisoners, much less details of their suffering. Am I right? ...