"At any rate, it is to the credit of Mandela as president of the ANC (1991 to 1997) and as president of South Africa (1994-1995) that he successfully led the process of dismantling the apartheid system. He led a government of national unity that worked against racial injustices, gross inequalities and poverty and adopted progressive laws and measures to encourage land reform, social measures to ameliorate the impoverished conditions of the masses, expand health care, education, better housing and other social services.
He instituted the anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, anti-racist and democratic position of South Africa in international relations. He stood in solidarity with the anti-imperialist governments of Asia, Africa and Latin America. He praised Fidel Castro of Cuba, Moammar Qaddafi of Libya and Yasser Arafat of Palestine as his comrades in arms in the anti-imperialist struggle and thanked them for supporting the struggle of the people of South Africa. He was an active and articulate secretary-general of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998-99.” (In Honor of Mandela, International League of People’s Struggle)