Thursday, December 12, 2013

Nelson Mandela

In the 1990’s was Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on Robben Island in South Africa is where he was serving a life sentence. An international campaign had lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990. After becoming President, Nelson Mandela led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk establish multiracial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory.

Mandela was a kind and generous man and he didn’t believe in that black and white people should be treated separately or differently. He was a person who persecuted his dreams and wishes, Mandela had a courageous soul and heart and he cared for everyone even the people that imprisoned him for twentyseven years and one of his quotes were “I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.”

He was a humble man and loved helping people in need. He grew up with his two sisters in a small village named Mvezo in Umtatu. Nelson Mandela was born on the 18 of July 1918. Mandela met Evelyn Mase, an African National Congress activist from Engcobo and got to socialise with other people on an equal basis.

At the time he was doing some training to become a nurse. He was Married on the 5 of October    in the year 1944, he lived with his family, they rented a house in Orlando in the early 1946. Thats when Nelson Mandela became a founding member of the African National Congress Youth League.

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