nelson mandela terrorist

Among the Republicans who repeatedly voted against the freeing of Nelson Mandela was future Vice President Dick Cheney, then a Republican congressman from Wyoming.
In 1986, Nelson Mandela -- the former president of South Africa who died Thursday at the age of 95 -- was serving the 23rd year of what would ultimately be a 27-year prison sentence. The Western world was finally acknowledging the true horrors of Apartheid, a system of racial segregation that denied basic rights to blacks -- including citizenship and the right to vote -- and brutally oppressed a generation of South Africans fighting for equality.
South Africa’s apartheid regime designated Mandela’s African National Congress (ANC) as a terrorist organization for its
Cheney's staunch resistance to the Anti-Apartheid Act arose as an issue during his future campaigns on the presidential ticket