What about all the largely black, largely nothing to do with the government victims, that his organisation murdered maimed in order to try and force co-operation? For the most part it was innocent blacks that got the butt end of the ANCs military struggle. How is that the act of a freedom fighter?
Wasn't Mandela in jail while this was happening?
He was not instrumental in the fall of apartheid. That was inevitable, utterly unsustainable, and collapsed of its own inertia, in much the same way communism in the USSR did.
The ANC and Mandela had nothing to do with that, but due to their position as the dominant political force - a dominance built on ciolence against their own people, with financial, political and ideological assistance from communist Russia, keen to exert influence in such a strategically located country - and too up the mantle by default, as 4 decades of violence from the ANC had effectively suppressed any other legitimate political rivalry.
So I ask you, when they weren't beating and killing blacks to get them to toe the line, exactly what did the ANC and Mandela do to bring about the fall of apartheid?
1. Mandela did provide a reassuring face for the Boers to hand power to; this probably did ease the transition - and he personally lived up to his promise of moderation
2. He's the one person who could have done something about Zimbawe through his influence in the OAS and West, and he didn't. A lot of people have died who might not have done if he had acted. Instead, he expressed "deep sadnessx" about "the electoral chaos" - but didn't as much condemn the dictator who is destroying the country and murdering thousands of people every moth through starvation.
3. He's been no use against subsequent ANC corruption