Now the ANC comes along and is basically the exact same thing, but instead of hiding behind Boer supremacy and extreme Dutch reformed conservatism they hide behind black pride and "social democracy" or whatever ideology they claim to be. In the end though the ANC is really just a bunch of crony capitalists, the same thing as the Nationals in power. Mandela's main failure is that he had all this moral authority during his lifetime and was treated as the grandfather of the nation, and was so widely revered that he could have come out and said something about this but didn't.
I admire some of what Nelson Mandela did in his lifetime, and think we should honor the man for many things, including how forgiving he was to those who oppressed him, but he was by no means perfect. Even so nobody is perfect. In spite of this fault it doesn't mean I think he was a terrible person. In the same way I do not judge George Washington by the fact he owned slaves. I am sad that he had a moral blind spot on that issue, but so did many people at the time. Even so I honor him as the father of our country and one of its greatest presidents, who had the power essentially to rule as a king but voluntarily stepped down after two terms, setting a precedent. Plenty of revolutions happened in Latin America in the early 19th century where their leaders did the opposite, and it set a precedent for 200 years of dictators and revolution. So yes Mandela has this black mark as do many of our own founders, but I still admire him.