nelson mandala

nelson mandala

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  • In 1918, a boy named Rolihlala Mandala was born. He got the name 'nelson' when one of his english teachers gave him that name. Nelson lived in a time of Apartheid and little did he know how big of an impact he would make on the issue
  • Growing up, Nelson became a courageous leader in fight to ending the Apartheid. He became more and more involved in groups and movements that want to bring a change to south africa. He became seen as dangerous in the eyes of white politicians who where working to ensure racial segregation laws remained in place. Growing up he also fled Johanesburg to avoid arranged marriage.
  • After fighting for the end of the Apartheid, Nelson was arrested and recieved a life sentence in jail for being accused of trying to overthrow the goverment by violence.  
  • after spending 27 years in prison, In 1991 Nelson was released.  During his imprisonment, Nelson became the face of international resistance of the apartheid and the focal point of many protests and movements around the world and in south africa. After being released from prison, nelson continued this and campaigned for the end. After 2 years of work, he won a noble peace prize.
  •  In April 1994, south africa held its first multi-race parliament election. 22 million south africans turned out and elect there new president, Nelson Mandala. He was the first black president. During his time in parliment many things changed.
  •  after serving as president of south africa for 3 years Nelson stepped down. He re married for the 3rd time and became the highest  profile ambassador in south africa again HIV/aids. In 2004 he announced his public retierment. Up until 2011 Nelson achived many things. In 2011 he was admitted to hospital with a respiroty infection, he suffered from this and died at home on december 5th 2013
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