CIA admits: We sent Mandela to jail
A former CIA spy [Donald Rickard] has revealed his key role in the arrest of Nelson Mandela, which led to the future South African president's trial and imprisonment for almost 28 years. The bombshell disclosure led yesterday to a demand for the CIA to come clean about putting behind bars a figure who became one of the world's most revered statesmen. A veteran political associate of Mandela called it a "shameful act of betrayal" that "hindered the struggle against apartheid".
source: Article 'CIA admits: We sent Mandela to jail' by Ivan Fallon; www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cia-tip-off-led-to-jailing-of-mandela-9mwcsdq9c; The Times & The Sunday Times; 15 May 2016