When the West refused to allow sanctions against Apartheid in South Africa and used to call Nelson Mandela a terrorist, Gaddafi was embracing him and funding his fight against Apartheid by training ANC fighters, arming them and paying for their education abroad.
Nelson Mandela: ”No country can claim to be the policeman of the world and no state can dictate to another what it should do. Those that yesterday were friends of our enemies have the gall today to tell me not to visit my brother Gaddafi. They are advising us to be ungrateful and forget our friends of the past.
“Gaddafi helped us at a time when those who say we should not come to Libya were helping the enemy.”
Photo: Nelson Mandela tours the site of Muammar Gaddafi’s home that was attacked in 1986 by the U.S., October 23, 1997.