Paula White-Cain, a former advisor to Donald Trump, claims that she worked with Nelson Mandela to bring an end to Apartheid in South Africa but no evidence has been discovered, the Christian Post reports.
White-Cain made the statement during a presentation she gave at the Universal Peace Federation’s Peace Summit in May where she spoke about her conversion to Christianity and her advocacy work around the world.
“That advocacy started, and I would go to South Africa soon after that and build the first AIDS home in Pretoria, South Africa, and begin to work with Nelson Mandela to abolish apartheid,” White-Cain said.
“Little did I know that God would take me [to] over 100 nations, multitudes all over the place to bring forth true transformation, ultimately bringing my path with Mother Moon (co-founder of the controversial Unification Church with Sun Myung Moon her late husband) and being a part of this great organization.”
The Nelson Mandela Foundation which is located in Johannesburg, South Africa, released a statement noting they could not find any evidence of Mandela working with White-Cain.
“We have searched our holdings and do not find anything on Paula White,” said Razia Saleh, head of archive and research.
The foundation noted that their work includes “the handwritten papers, official records and unique artifacts from the personal archive of Nelson Mandela in addition to records from the Office of Nelson Mandela after his retirement as president of South Africa in 1999, and the records of related significant organizations and individuals.”
After spending 27 years in prison for his activism, Mandela, also known as “Madiba” was released from prison and continued his commitment to bring democracy to South Africa and to non-violence which garnered the political leader support across the world.
Following several negotiations, apartheid was ended with South Africa’s first democratic elections held in 1994 where Mandela was elected as the nation’s first Black president. He went on to serve as the country’s president from 1994-99 before retiring from public service.
Mandela died in December 2013 at 95 years old.