We’ve known for ages that he’s a Red. Not that it matters; he gets a pass on everything, always. What mattered at the time was that Mandela was a voice against apartheid and a black from South Africa; nobody was going to look any deeper than that.
Desmond Tutu is no bunch of roses either, Amglican bishop or not.
OTOH, half of Le Resistance in France in WWII were communists also. Outside of a slight mention in the BBC comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo that never gets noticed either.
Ghandi was a strange dude too, with some far left leaning ideas. And some personal perversions.
The only one we can be sure of ... Lech Walesa ... pro-union but NOT a commie nor a collabator.
Mandela,Obama,same same.Most of these worthless fucks wear that badge like a fucking medal these days anyway.