May 12, 1984

On May 12, 1984, South African Anti-Apartheid prisoner Nelson Mandela saw his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela for the first time in 22 years. It was not the loving reunion one might think. He did ask her point blank what the hell she was doing with her “Mandela United Football Club”, which was her personal body guard. He didn’t care as much about the rumors of her having sex with the young men, but their extra-curricular activities of kidnapping, torturing and killing people she considered traitors and spies was very troubling. After Mandela was released from prison in 1990 he and Winnie separated in 1992 with them finally divorcing in 1996. Mandela said he could not reconcile with Winnie, because of her many affairs. Apparently, it DID bother him.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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