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New Yorkers react to Mandela’s death

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NEW YORK — When a newly freed Nelson Mandela visited the United States in 1990, his first stop was New York City. And on Thursday, from elected officials to everyday New Yorkers, the political giant was remembered fondly for the strength of his character and the power of his example. “He devoted his life to building a more just, equal and compassionate world, and we are all better for it,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in ...

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December 6, 2013
7:29 a.m.

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Mandela was a communist and a terrorist who murdered thousands.
Necklacing "sentences" were sometimes handed down against alleged criminals by "people's courts" established in black townships as a means of enforcing their own judicial system. Necklacing was also used by the black community to punish members of the black community who were perceived as collaborators with the apartheid government. These included black policemen, town councilors and others, as well as their relatives and associates. The practice was often carried out in the name of the ANC. Winnie Mandela, then-wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and a senior member of the ANC, even made statements that endorsed its use.[2] The ANC officially condemned the practice.[3] The number of deaths per month in South Africa related to political unrest as a whole from 1992 through 1995 ranged from 54 to 605 and averaged 244.[4] These figures are inclusive of massacres as well as deaths not attributed to necklacing

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