Mandela in Ethopia


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In 1962 Former President Nelson Mandela secretly travelled to Ethiopia for military political and spiritual training under the name of David Motsamai. Haile Selassie's Ethiopian army, on the orders of Haile Selassie himself first trained and armed Nelson Mandela in his struggle against apartheid South Africa.

On the personal orders of his Majesty, the Ethiopian Colonel in charge of Mandela's military training gave him a gun with which he was to bring down the ignoble and unhappy apartheid regime still thriving at that time in South Africa. Mandela went back to South Africa to continue his struggle. The rest is history.

One of the things that Madiba recently learned is that while he was in Ethiopia , the aparheid government knew where he was and had paid his menders to kill him.We are joined now by Captain Guta Dinka who not only looked after Madiba while he was in Ethiopia but was ordered to kill Madiba. He is with Prof Mamo Muchie who will do the translation for us.

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  1. Dmpboy
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Are you related to Abraha Zenawi? You must remember crime is not inherited. Abraha probably a city boy doesn't have a high moral ground to support the cuase of Madiba. That is it.

    Back to the story, do you think the Mandela foundation and film makers invest on the movie of "assisination attempt on Mandela" just by trusting the Person who saved him. Do u think they are led by dictators?
  2. what a shame
    what a shame
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Whats wrong with the shame, unethical and ***...
  3. lambadina
    1 year, 8 months ago

    I think, it is possible to investigate the story, the root of the story is in south Africa, the foreign office of south Africa at the time or secret agents must have records of their jobs.
  4. lambadina
    1 year, 8 months ago

    The translation has been edited cut off the Amharic version to save time.

    But, the story sounds sketchy? The fact that they did not inform Mandela who and who were looking after his well being kept secret from him as if they were spying on him, but the enemy found out not only whereabouts Mandela was kept but also identified the individual soldiers who were assigned to protect Mandela secretly.

    And, the fact that king Haile Selassie was kept in the dark about the whole assassination attempt made on the special guest Mandela remains a mystery.

    And, the only alive witness to the story is the story teller himself.

    Either the story is true and some individual soldiers accepted the money but could not carry out the mission for different reasons, or, made up story.
  5. TS
    1 year, 8 months ago

    The Professor is asked to translate the conversation. He was not asked to tell the story. May be the Professor is so well educated that he can not translate Amharic to English hahaha . Our intellectuals ego sometime suck. He thinks he got the spot light. Shame on you Professor of know nothing.
  6. ባለሃገሩ;
    1 year, 8 months ago

    አስተርግዋሚው ተርጉም ተባለ እንጂ ታሪኩን ተርክልን አልተባለም;; ባለታሪኩ አጠገቡ ተቀምጠው የእሳቸውን ታሪክ ሲተርክ አያፍርም እንዴ? ወይስ የእንግሊዝ ቕንቕ አቀላጥፎ እንደሚናገር እያሳየን ነው? ማፈሪያ;;
  7. muna
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Ethiopian people are proud both of you which is exposed un told Ethiopian story all of world. GEDis great. God bless ethiopian orthodox tewhedo,,,!!!!
  8. aki
    1 year, 8 months ago

    አስተርጋሚው ያናዳል
  9. dg
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Are you guys worried about the translator? It is the Habasha way of doing things. Nothing is told properly.
    The so called translator wanted to make the history makes while the man clode to him in Gonder, Mr. Abraha almost killed Madiba.
    He make wrong statement about General Taddese Biru, who was murdered by dergu because of his opposition to oppression of Oromo and south people.
    We all know about
  10. Tola
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Jalle Gutu, we Oromo's are proud of you for what you have done. The translator seem to be confused for why he was there, but you kept classy, just how you handle it 50+ years ago.
  11. wey gud
    wey gud
    1 year, 8 months ago

    አስተርጋሚዉ ነበረ እንዴ ባለታሪኩ?
  12. te................e
    1 year, 8 months ago

    አስተርጉአሚው ነበር እንዴ ሊገድል የነበረው ? ሰውየው ምን ያውሩ ::
  13. Amora
    1 year, 8 months ago

    This is for the commenter of Anbessaw, PM Hailemariam mentioned properly on Mandela's funeral day man, i know every bad commenters are not bad people but some of them r realy bad just listenig the nusty ESAT propeganda, 'melesow Esat wost leketun' please guys think twice ur words before saying some thing. I would like to tank you to captain Guta jegnaw Ethiopian!!!
  14. Solomon
    1 year, 8 months ago

    For those of you who complain about the translation, please see the Interview with Captain Guta Denka - Amazing story of Nelson Mandela
    by Seifu Fantahun on EBS TV. nterview-with-captain-guta-denka-amazing-stor y-of-nelson-mandela-video_1fbdcba9f.html#.UrF SgNIW2r4

    I feel sick when I read Ethiopians writing dirty words to express their negative opinion.
  15. Soobeit
    1 year, 8 months ago

    If the man who been given the money to kill him was facist weyane ( from Tigray)or backward neftigna(gotegna Amhara ) he would have been killed but he wasn't ..... Thanks god for that!!!!!!!!
  16. GUTA
    1 year, 8 months ago

    He is suppose to translate and the gust is not him rather he answer the questions by him self shame on him...
  17. lily hailu
    lily hailu
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Captain Guta Dinka,we all Ethiopians proud of you!
  18. wendye
    1 year, 8 months ago

  19. me
    1 year, 8 months ago

    The translator also need another translator for himself....he's not eligible at
  20. Abraham Kahsay
    Abraham Kahsay
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Great Work Captain Gupta.
  21. wendi
    1 year, 8 months ago

    What a great man
  22. GHD
    1 year, 8 months ago

    We proud of u
  23. belayr Arfasa
    belayr Arfasa
    1 year, 8 months ago

    laik peag
  24. Jonata
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Hey you selfish so called translator...why don't allow him to talk in amharic. You are here only to translate. So selfish...f u c k u
  25. new york
    new york
    1 year, 8 months ago

    what the *** is the translater he doesnt let him to talk in amharic buushit,also the journalist is so claaed she dont want to let him talk eaither i dont wane watch it
  26. gemgami
    1 year, 8 months ago

    is this idiot a translator or the story teller? why wouldn't he ask the guy in amharic and translate whatever he says.
  27. zethiopia
    1 year, 8 months ago

    u urself r eritrean.
  28. mimi
    1 year, 8 months ago

    አብርሃም ትግረ ወይም እርትራዊ ነው እነሱ ናቸው ከሃዲወች!!!
  29. its just amazing to be Ethiopian really
    its just amazing to be Ethiopian really
    1 year, 8 months ago

    but look those slave banda eritrean just follow the banda evil system since ever,how awful,shameful,they just even now the sell there own ppl kidneny...make sure Halimariam follow banda bereket the end of his will be the same like his grandfathers selling,lie, eritrean mean የእርጎ ዝምብ ጥልቅ የትም ጥልቅ እንደ እርጎ ዝምብ ..በረከት ምን ታደርጋለህ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ የእርጎ ዝምብ ?በረከት የእርጎ ዝምብ
  30. zethiopia
    1 year, 8 months ago

    ERIREANS have been a traitor since the battle of adwa.
  31. VIP
    1 year, 8 months ago

    according to reliable sources i have Abraham was eritrean from homasine.
  32. anbessaw
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Pm Hailemaryam didn't say anything about this amezing story why ?

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