Benjamin Pogrund, who has spent much of his career reporting from South Africa, is the author of Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel  published this month by Rowman & Littlefield.


For a young journalist in South Africa Nelson Mandela as a young ANC leader was a major source on the anti-apartheid struggle. He recalls there late night clandestine meetings and the moment when Mandiba turned to violence.