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Operation Mandela (Paperback)

Willem Laubscher

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The late eighties was a highly politicised environment. Willem Laubscher was healing some of the world’s best-known political prisoners, amongst them Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki. When Nelson Mandela was scheduled for a similar operation, all hell broke loose.

The National Party was quietly plotting to smuggle Mandela out of the country, possibly hoping that he would escape, while the ANC was scoring points by casting doubt on the medical services that white doctors like Laubscher was willing to provide to the political prisoners. A relatively simple medical operation turned into an international diplomatic crisis. Meanwhile, in most ironic of twists, the security police was taking desperate measures to ensure Mandela’s safety – the country could simply not afford an assassination attempt.

Willem Laubscher was the medical practitioner in the eye of this storm; Nelson Mandela was the calm strategist who had held out against pressure from both the jittery NP government and the increasingly boisterous ANC, with Winnie Mandela already larger than life, stoking the media and exploiting every available loophole to embarrass the government.

This is the story of a few weeks of diplomatic chaos, and a security operation that completely overshadowed the medical procedure Mandela was scheduled for. Read all about it now in this 64-page memoir of that provocative time, Operation Mandela.

General

Imprint: LAPA Publishers (Pty) Ltd / LAPA Uitgewers (Edms) Bpk
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2019
Authors: Willem Laubscher
Dimensions: 211 x 138 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-0-7993-9730-7
Languages: English
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > Diplomacy
Books > History > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Politics
LSN: 0-7993-9730-X
Barcode: 9780799397307

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