Netizens Compares Pres. Duterte’s Foreign Policy with the Late African Leader Nelson Mandela (Viral Video)

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A viral video of South African President Nelson Mandela which was posted last year is currently making the rounds online as netizen made some comparisons regarding the foreign policy of Pres. Rody Duterte and the foreign policy of the great African leader.

The viral video posted on Facebook showcased how Pres. Nelson Mandela silenced an international political expert, Ken Adelman during an interview with the late African democracy icon.

During the interview, Pres. Mandela was asked about his foreign policy towards internationally known human rights violators such as Cuba’s Pres. Fidel Castro and Libya’s leader Col. Muammar Gadaffi.

Here’s Part of the Interview Video Transcript:

Pres. Nelson Mandela: One of the mistakes with just some political analysts make is to think that their enemies should be our enemy.”

He added further “That we can’t and we will never do. We have our own struggles which we are conducting. We are grateful to the world for supporting our struggles but nevertheless we are independent organization with its own policy and the attitude of every country towards our country is determined by the attitude of that country to ourselves.

Yasser Arafat, Col. Gadaffi, Fidel Castro support our struggles to the heel, there is no reasons whatsoever why we should have any hesitation about healing their commitment about human rights as they are being demanded in South Africa.

Our attitude is based to the solid fact that they fully support the anti-apartheid struggles, they do not supported only in rhetoric, they are placing resources at our disposal fo us to win this war, that is our position.

Filipino netizens were quick to share their comments on social media comparing Pres. Duterte’s hard stance against the United States and his soft stance against our neighbors China who supported Duterte’s vision of improving the Philippines infrastructure and businesses.

Watch the Viral Interview Video of Pres. Nelson Mandela:

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