Paula White-Cain, senior pastor of Florida’s City of Destiny Church and former President Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor, said on May 4 that she assisted Nelson Mandela in abolishing apartheid in South Africa.
According to The Christian Post, White-Cain made those statements while speaking to delegates at the Universal Peace Federation’s Peace Summit. The televangelist claimed she and Mandela began working together after she encountered faith in 1984 and began offering assistance to homeless people through advocacy work.
“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 claimed in the address.
“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 [Hak Ja Han] Moon and being a part of this great organization.”
Sun Myung Moon, Hak Ja Han Moon’s late spouse, founded the Unification Church in South Korea in 1954. However, the church has sparked debate over the years, with detractors labeling it a “cult.”
Following White-Cain’s assertion that she assisted Mandela in ending apartheid in South Africa, The Christian Post contacted her office to learn more about her ties with the late liberation warrior. However, the news outlet received no answer.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation also told the news source that after examining its records, it couldn’t locate anything on White-Cain. “We have searched our holdings and do not find anything on Paula White,” the foundation’s head of archive and research, Razia Saleh, said.
The foundation, situated in Johannesburg, South Africa, contains a “archive of the life and time, works and writings of its founder, the late Mr. Nelson Mandela.”
According to the foundation, its physical collections “include the handwritten papers, official records, and unique artifacts from Nelson Mandela’s personal archive, as well as records from Nelson Mandela’s Office after his retirement as President of South Africa in 1999, and the records of related significant organizations and individuals.”
During the 2020 US presidential election, HowAfrica reported that White-Cain led a marathon prayer service pleading with “angels” to help Trump win.
In the viral video of the service at the New Christian Destiny Centre, White could be heard saying, “I hear a sound of victory. The Lord says it is done. For I hear, victory, victory, victory!” She continues: “Angels are being dispatched right now.”
“Angels have been dispatched from Africa right now. They’re coming here, in the name of Jesus.”
“We break every demonic altar that has been erected over the White House, specifically Donald J Trump,” she said in the two-and-a-half long prayer meeting streamed on Facebook Live.