Category: Insight

‘Winnie held his hand’: his doctor remembers Madiba’s last breath…. and that Nelson Mandela’s actual wife was not there.

10 September 2021 By Paul Martin

 His official date of death is December 5 2013, but on a wintry night six months earlier Nelson Mandela stopped breathing. Shortly after midnight on June 8 that year, Madiba, 94 and in frail health, was gently turned onto his left side in his bed in his Houghton home. He stopped breathing and had a “terminal event”. […]

A mother in torment. It’s twenty years since the 9-11 attacks. The mother of an admitted Al Qaeda would-be terrorist –Zacarias Moussaoui, jailed for life in the USA — speaks of her pain and his guilt.

10 September 2021 By Paul Martin

An extraordinary interview was filmed with Aicha El Wafi at her home and in a park in Narbonne, France, before her son Zacarias Moussaoui was jailed for life. It’s still relevant today – full not only of her personal pain, but also of insights into very mixed-up minds.

Pakistan stands accused of facilitating the Taleban takeover of Afghanistan, says former British commander there.

18 August 2021 By Paul Martin

The Taliban could not have sustained its campaign or secured victory in Afghanistan without the active support of Pakistan, a former Commander of the British Army in Afghanistan claimed. Colonel Richard Kemp also raised concerns over jihadist elements getting control of nuclear material in Pakistan to add to its arsenal of weaponry. . Addressing an online […]

EXCLUSIVE: Al Qaeda ‘regrets’ its mass terror attacks on 9-11 and is unlikely to repeat this sort of mass attack, says Al Qaeda confidante.

18 August 2021 By Paul Martin

Al Qaeda, now potentially resurgent after the stark collapse of Western support to the defence of Afghanistan, is unlikely to resort to new mass terror attacks on the West, according to a senior source who has worked closely with Al Qaeda for decades. A former senior jihad fighter claimed yesterday that Al Qaeda loyalists made […]

Boxing pictures of Nelson Mandela (and daughter) hit harder than a thousand blows.

3 August 2021 By Paul Martin

http://www.heritagecollection.co.za/article/items/the-shadowboxer-nelson-mandela-monument.html Boxing with champion Jerry Moloi, the star boxer of the D.O.C.C. club. Source:   Baileys African History’s Archives Zindzi Mandela tries out boxing gloves donated to her father Nelson and signed by world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Below: Boxing with champion Jerry Moloi, the star boxer of the D.O.C.C. club. Source: Baileys African History’s Archives By […]