South African Missionary Cautions Against New Film Praising Life of Nelson Mandela

MandelaA renowned South African missionary is cautioning against a new film that praises the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, whom he says was actually a terrorist that promoted abortion, pornography and homosexuality in the nation.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is set to open in theaters in the United States this weekend, as it follows the anti-apartheid activist from his humble childhood through his inauguration as the first elected president of South Africa.

The movie, produced by Anant Singh, directed by Justin Chadwick and written by William Nicholson, features British actors Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as his wife. With a $35 million budget, the action-packed Long Walk to Freedom is stated to be the most expensive film made in South Africa, and is 15 years in the making.

The production is based on Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, but has undergone numerous script revisions. Distributor Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Company says that he has been looking forward to the movie for some time.

“I am extremely passionate about ‘Long Walk to Freedom,'” he wrote in a statement. “Anant Singh first gave the book to me when the first edition came out. We have been talking about making this film since 1999. There have been a number of stop and goes, but sometimes things work out for a reason, and Anant Singh has done a masterful job in producing this epic story of our times.”

In the film, Mandela is depicted as a freedom fighter who was sentenced to prison for his opposition to government apartheid.

“They took everything from him except hope,” the trailer for the film outlines.

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As Mandela is sentenced to 27 years in prison, his wife and others lead a campaign to set him free, and he eventually works his way to becoming president of the nation.

However, Dr. Peter Hammond of Frontline Fellowship of Newlands, South Africa recently told Todd Friel of the television and radio broadcast Wretched that Mandela was deeply involved in terrorist activity and is responsible for promoting wickedness in the land.

“I wouldn’t generally want to celebrate somebody who made his position in life by blowing people up,” he stated on a recent broadcast. “[H]e plead guilty to 156 acts of public violence and terrorism.”

Hammond outlined that Mandela was the head of the military wing of the African National Committee (ANC), which Hammond also referred to as “the abortion, necklacing and corruption party.” He said that 1,000 Africans were killed by necklacing in the country through the ANC, an act where terrorists would “put an automobile tire over someone, pour petrol over them [and] set them alight.”


Hammond also described numerous other acts of violence that he alleges were committed by the ANC under the order or oversight of Mandela.

“Missionaries and their kids [were] murdered, bayonetted on the fields—whole families killed by landmines planted in the roads,” he said.

The South African missionary stated that Mandela’s wife Winnie also participated in violent acts.

“Winnie Mandela actually was found guilty in court of the murder of a 12-year-old boy,” he explained. “And it was upheld on appeal. She was sentenced to five years in prison, [but] she hasn’t served a day.”

In 2010, following the release of the Clint Eastwood film Invictus, which also celebrated the life of Mandela with Morgan Freeman playing the lead role, Hammond likewise issued strong warnings.

“There’s a lot of Christians out there who idolize Nelson Mandela because they’ve been given false, misleading and incomplete information,” he said. “He has pushed for the legalization of abortion, pornography [and] homosexual relationships. … [He was] trying to legalize prostitution. He’s a radical liberal.”

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and profane language. The two-hour film is expected to roll out in American theaters beginning this Friday.

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  • Ross Yerkes

    Pure Marxist propaganda and moral and historical corruption. And how appropriate that anti-Christ Jews like Weinstein are promoting it.

  • Pietman

    Did anybody ever wondered what it takes to get a Life Sentence ? Not by being Mr Nice Guy or a Saint ……. ! If he was such a “danger” and if the Government was “scared” of him, why only put him in jail ? We, who were there at the time, understood all this, but it is so not politically correct to tell the truth….. in a non-African way.

  • Etienne Marais

    If Mandela is to be seen in a positive light, it can’t be based on the period prior to his imprisonment. The plot uncovered by the police which lead to the Rivonia Treason Trial was not a movement for universal human rights and Democracy, it was a plot to overthrow South Africa in to such a state of anarchy that police would not be able to keep up with arrests and then install a Communist State, not only in South Africa, but other countries in the southern part of Africa as well. Not much of the evidence in the Rivonia Treason trial was refuted, the document allegedly written by Mandela ‘How to be a good Communist’ (with references to Trotsky, Lenin and Marx) could not be proved to have been written in Mandela’s own handwriting, yet it would have been completely unnecessary to plant the document given the overwhelming evidence in support of the charges. There was enough evidence to have had Mandela hanged, instead he went to prison where Mandela, according to himself (in Long Walk To Freedom) signed of the instructions to the Church Street bomb which killed innocent citizens. He was frequently visited by MP’s and intelligence officers from various countries and transferred to a lower security prison where he lived in a guard’s quarter, with a swimming pool and a white cook to be released and become president…

    As is often mentioned, Mandela was invited to negotiations if he would denounce violence as a legitimate ‘struggle’ mechanism, which he never did.

    Today 80 year and older grannies are raped, tortured and murdered on a regular bases, so are babies shot point blank because ‘they would make a witness’ during farm attacks. Reports of incidents are mostly limited to small regional newspapers, the mainstream media instead focus on any and every white on black atrocity and when such incidents are too scarce, they revert to racial offenses for weeks to months such as the Free State Initiation Scandal.

    • Rajen

      Another arrogant and racist white, we all live in South Africa and we are all affected by crime. No black person has condoned crime. Somehow you feel that white are more affected by crime than other races, see I told you that you are a racist. Black babies that are murdered are not important to you because you feel that black people should complain about that.

  • Rajen

    What a moron, wonder where he got his degree from. They are the same people that did nothing while the people in the township were killed and tortured in the name of apartheid. It’s precisely people like Mandela that gave you people the freedom to say what you like without being arrested. I suppose black lives are cheaper than whites whether they Christian or not. Crime is affecting everyone not only the whites complaining(praying for apartheid to come back.

  • My Perspective

    At long last someone who sees Mandela for what he actually was. Regardless of how he turned out, he was a certified terrorist before his capture! The entire world and the history books seem to have conveniently forgotten this fact.

  • anonymous white south african male

    Been a liberal all my life.What a fool I have been.Everything and much more is true about present day South Africa.Our schools are jokes.Our crime ie black on white is horrific.Racial discrimination in the workplace.I hold three doctorates
    But no job for me as I am over 40 white English speaking male.Don’t BUY
    All this reconciliation crap its not happening.Blacks hate us fullstop.
    Corruption using your donor funds like millions of dollars in donated money have gone to build the president a huge mansion for him and his many wifes.

    Corruption better to send your tax dollars elswhere as they definitely not going into some hungry kids stomach.Catch a wake up you liberal fools .In a few years time when the white man’s tax money yes correct 90% of tax comes from a few white million people totaling less than 4 million to carry a country of
    38 million black people runs dry when they have either murdered us or chased us into the sea as is the current wish of certain politicians.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    I’m a white person living in South Africa. If you have not been living in this hell hole for the last 20 years, you can NEVER EVER understand exactly how much pain and suffering that one man “mandela” has caused. He and all his “comrades” have a one way ticket to hell and the sooner they depart, the better.

    • Tracy

      Perhaps your ancestors should not have absconded with a country, took it as your and then stripped its native populatin of rights ans citizenship!!!

    • Rajen

      Boo Hoo, typical racist, wants apartheid back so he can live a privileged life and call himself Christian and standing for Christian values in a land that his ancestors stole.

  • Barry Gowland

    The trouble with this is that you are trying to analyse a century with a decade-long summary confined to the last ten years. Perhaps we might have to start with the Great Trek, with the Jameson Raid, the Second Boer War, etc. In short, you’d need volumes to cover it accurately!
    I read about a dozen critiques of apartheid. Of them, one or two had the unhesitating ring of truth(it was written by a former member of the Wehrmacht, who’d met many high-ranking Nazis. The other was written by a leading member of the Opposition United Party).
    The worst feature I found was simply trying to be open to visiting white South Africans. One(understandably) complained of people trying to talk politics to her(this was the time of the 1960s Labour government). To put it another way: we just couldn’t communicate.
    On the abortion question, I fear that Peter Hammond(just to go by his published comments) views it entirely from the point of a moralist, appearing to dismiss all feedback from the obstetricians and gynaecologists. In his book – if I have read him correctly – it is better that TWO people die(the mother as well as the foetus) than the foetus, if you can’t save both of them. I can imagine that coming from R.C. priests but ….enough said.

  • Johny walker

    its all good

  • Malcolm

    I find this sad
    – I agree we should not worship any man.
    – However we should not curse steal and destroy any man, as he is created in the image of God.
    – Love does not keep a record of wrongs and it does not dishonour others.

    The image of Mandela is way different than whatever sins made him up in the past. The image being portrayed of him now and through media is most likely not true. Only God knows the truth. But.. Why? create a worse picture of the man than the image we see today of a peacemaker. How is it good to do that. If the world thinks he’s a good man, why dig up the dirt, why now? he cant exactly defend himself.

    I suggest a Book “A Witness Forever, by Michael Cassidy” it will give you the truth about the end of Apartheid, from Gods perspective.That is what movies should be made of.

    The devil comes to kill steal and destroy. We are meant to love:
    ….”Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

    On the other hand we should Only lift up the saviour and emulate him.
    Desmond Tutu missed the biggest opportunity of his life during the world cup pre concert when he exclusively praised mandela and not the Gospel. But we are all human, WE ARE ALL SINNERS.
    SO — START LOVING please.

    • Richard

      Michael Cassidy’s book IS EPIC … Well said Michael.

  • Charles J

    Read Etienne Marais’s contribution. Mandella attempted to overthrow a government. That is why he went to jail. Google James Kantor Rivonia Trial and get the facts.

  • To Malcolm: 2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
    2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
    2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    Rev 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

    If we know that the media has created a false image of a person for the naive and deceived to worship, but we choose to
    resist and reject the truth so everyone can “feel good” about him, despite the facts, we are on the path to destruction.

    • Ed

      Amen to that.

    • john bulloch

      Are you the Ray White that worked with Ken Hermann

  • Rajen

    This person is nutcase fundamentalist, comparing how many people were killed by apartheid against when the present government took over, just how insensitive can a person be. The ANC, was formed in the early 1900’s not when racial discrimination was made law by white Christians.

    It was formed to combat colonialism, which was just as bad as apartheid if not worst. If you want to compare numbers than start when the whites landed in the Cape and you will see a completely different picture. You forget the battle of blood river.

    I dare you to write this drivel in a mainstream newspapers, in stead of peddling your racist drivel on a christian website.

    PS. Mandela was concerned with the suffering that apartheid imposed on people not just how many died.


    About a week or two ago I received a FW which was written by an Australian, dr Peter Hammond. Perhaps an expat? I was extremely upset about the tone of his writing, the hate and resentment flowing vehemly from his keyboard. After googling his name I discovered with shock that he is a missionary. With a loveless attitude like this?

    I am not a politician and do not want to take him on about his political facts such as dates and figures. But dr Hammand acts aggressively on several issues.

    But I would like to remind dr Hammond about the facts of the filming of The Long Walk To Freedom. Dr Hammand’s malignantly laments about “the film presents a selection and distortion of the history of South Africa and Nelson Mandela as the secular humanists of the New World Order would like us to perceive it. The film rushes through the life and times of Nelson Mandela, completely ignoring the Cold War context and threat of Soviet communism on the borders of South Africa at that time. It glosses over the murders and massacres of the Marxists and presents scenes that stereotype whites as racist and blacks as noble revolutionaries only seeking for justice.”

    Doctor, I ‘ve been living in SA as a white Nationalist for 50 of my 70 years. What you saw was the truth. This was our history. Don’t just look at the nice side of it Living in SA in your white zoned areas with curfew siren blowing at 8 pm and any black person in the white street thrown in the back of a police van to appear in court tomorrow. I had experienced it myself on several occasions how the Police kicked my servant’s door open to check her pass book late at night and arresting her husband for trespassing, according to them.
    Living accordingly as a White does not give you a fair view of the lives of the oppressed under Apartheid.
    Dr, the film was not meant as a overview of the South African political history during the 20 th century. I would like to remind you doctor it was the filming of Nelson Mandela’s auto biography which changes the inclination and contents completely from expectations.. It wàs àll about Mandela’s personal life as he perceived SA and his role in it. The doctor’s ignorance shows by the words : ”The film wisely stops at Mandela’s Presidential Inauguration in May 1994.

    That is understandable, because at two and a half hours long, the film drags and sags at times. It is quite episodic. However, it would be relevant to note that the Nelson Mandela presidency was a disappointment and a failure in many ways….. ……… And his poison kept on flowing…..

    My dear doctor, I bought the book in 1995 which was written during 1994. Do I need to explain the relevant time of the ending of the book?

    Another petty thought: “Producer Anant Singh is recognised as South Africa’s preeminent anti-apartheid film producer. Previous productions of Singh include: Place of Weeping, Sarafina!, Red Dust and Cry the Beloved Country.’ I as a real boere tannie voting for the ruling party all my life until 1994, got to my senses by reading these mentioned books and watching these films on it. The truth is not always nice to face, but it brings liberation from preset brain washing by parents and leaders.
    I think we as South Africans are all sad about the way our beautiful country with so much potential and changes in our attitudes from both sides, is now falling apart by the hands of incompetent corrupt vultures – not Mandela’s view at all. I think the day is close that we as South Africans no matter our color will stand together in the battle to return to Madiba’s vision.

    This morning we had a lovely sermon about discipleship. The pastor stressed the instructions from the Bible that we as the real children of God, those born again into Christ are now made righteous by the blood of Jesus and therefore we are his image and should imitate the traits of Jesus and live to be like Him in our daily interaction with the world. Doctor, you know the biggest commandment? I am talking about relating to our neighbor and often to our brothers which are black. Why do you hate so much? Because of the changes in SA? Yes, abortion is a sin and is wrong. Do you know how many African women are raped annually? But what about our own attitudes towards to the broken, the poor and the oppressed? SA was not better off before 1994. Dr why the hate and aggression in your writing?

    When we voted in the referendum during 1993 (?) for a democracy we were also scared. Particularly as white Afrikaners. Some left our country. Most of us stayed behind – in ambivalence . But we soon learned to love Madiba. Why? We learnt with surprise he was a man of integrity and character.
    He loved.
    He respected
    He forgave
    In many ways he encapsulates the traits Jesus highlighted you would find in someone who is advancing God’s Kingdom. (Matthew 5) He was:
    * Meek * Merciful * A Peacemaker * Persecuted for righteousness sake.
    He forgave the captors who stole 27 years of his life and turned his enemies into his allies. Dont forget he was a freedom fighter for the liberation of his people.( All nations see this as noble and not terrorism in their own situation, like the right wing Boeremag of today, the heros of their followers. To us, evil filled law breakers.)
    The White South Africans are part of this community since birth. Here’s the truth; the majority of us sing Mandela’s praises.
    We love him!
    Only the minority of whites consisting of the far right and of them also Terrorists sitting jail kindling their loveless attitude of hate.
    We loved him
    Yes, he had all the reason to hate and resent us.
    He taught us love vs hate – and he lived it. We loved him. These traits above, aren’t they all traits named in the New Testament of spiritual- fruit and gifts? As Paul stressed 1 Cor 13 : 13 Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

    Dr Hammond when you come face to face with Jesus one day and you tell him all your good deeds through your ministry, and He asks you “Did you keep my commandments? by loving your neighbor, even your “enemy” as yourself, would you be able to answer this truthfully?

    A last word. I read your short profile on Wikipedia.

    I now understand ….. and say no more.