Most people are ignorant of the Cold War front in Africa. They don't remember the war between the communists encroaching from Angola through Namibia into South Africa, and how the ANC was assisting that advance. Because of coincidence of common foe, the ANC allied with the communists.Once a terrorist...
"Yet decades ago many in America did not share in the adulation of Mandela and his African National Congress (ANC), which had been billed a terrorist organization by both South Africa and the United States. His severest right-wing critics painted him as an unrepentant terrorist and a communist sympathizer.
It was even reported that the CIA had helped engineer Mandela's 1962 arrest when an agent inside the ANC supplied South African security officials with a tip-off to track him down..."
The South Africans managed to defeat the communists and push them back to Angola, where a civil war ended the communist insurgency. A parallel event was also happening on the other side of South Africa in Rhodesia. Rhodesia fell to the communists and is still controlled by Mugabe today. Prior to Mugabe taking power, Rhodesia shipped food throughout Africa and much of the world. After Mugabe took power, Rhodesia can't even feed itself.
Such is the power of communism.
Now, let's talk about how the ANC used the "neclace". This is why the ANC was put on everyone's list of terrorist organizations.