Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mandela’s pistol given by Ethiopian colonel worth over 2 million

The gun was given to Mr Mandela by an Ethiopian Colonel who gave him military training while he was on the run from South Africa's white government seeking to prosecute him for his political activities. In Ethiopia, he received military and political training from Emperor Haile Selassie’s army. When Mr Mandela left Ethiopia, the colonel in charge of his training give him a gun to symbolise his coming struggle – reportedly on the instructions of the Emperor himself. Read more...


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