Well according to this blog entry
it links an article states that Mandela did not fully denounce armed guerrilla struggle and shocked Irish media people at a dinner meeting by stating this:
"My position, my position... my position is that you don't hand over your weapons until you get what you want... " (In reaction to the IRA dithering over disarming themselves in April 2000)
The editors around the table were stopped in their tracks.
EDIT - While I think the blog poster opened a can of worms when comparing the IRA with the ANC or even the PLA, I agree that the mass media sycophancy (with hypocritical corporate and political slugs piling in) is off putting.