The Asian Tribune for the information of its readers publishes here the June 10, 1990 dated report of The New York Times which revealed the (US) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) role in the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962 which resulted in his incarceration of 27 years in a South African hard-labor prison.
We carry here the entire text of the New York Times report.
(Begin Text) C.I.A. TIE REPORTED IN MANDELA ARREST
The Central Intelligence Agency played an important role in the arrest in 1962 of Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress leader who was jailed for nearly 28 years before his release four months ago, a news report says.
The intelligence service, using an agent inside the African National Congress, provided South African security officials with precise information about Mr. Mandela’s activities that enabled the police to arrest him, said the account by the Cox News Service.
The report, scheduled for publication on Sunday, quoted an unidentified retired official who said that a senior C.I.A. officer told him shortly after Mr. Mandela’s arrest: ”We have turned Mandela over to the South African Security branch. We gave them every detail, what he would be wearing, the time of day, just where he would be.”