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African Hero Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 at Mveso, Transkei in South Africa.

He studied in Clarkebury Institute, Wesleyan College, Associate University of Fort Hare, University of London, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Nelson Mandela a prominent Politician in South Africa and the world as a whole who was a key person to eradicate racism in his country, is the son of Chief of the Tembu tribe, Chief Henry Mandela. Mandela was born in the small town of Transkei.

Mandela studied at Fort Harare University and the University of Witwatersrand. He became a lawyer in 1942. In 1944, he joined the ANC, a party determined to oust the regime of white letters alone. In 1960, the ruling party of the dragons banned the ANC and prostied its leaders for a crime, but Mandela was released.

He continued with his anti-boers movement and was arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison from 1964 to 1990, where his life as leader of the anti-racism movement became known worldwide. As a prisoner of conscience, Mandela repeatedly refused to be released on conditions.


In 1990, after staying in jail for 27 years and aged 71, was released without any provisions after a racist regime was pressured by the international community. In 1993, Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Prize for his political activism.

In 1994 at that age, Mandela contested the presidential seat and won as the first black president

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