Monday, 16 December 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela, Born In Transkei, 1918. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully typical popular election.

He went to primary school near Qunu, Got the name “Nelson” from a teacher. Mandela attended the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied to be a lawyer. While attending Fort Hare University (studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree) Nelson Mandela met two men who were to become close friends and influences in his life and one of them was Oliver Tambo and the other one was Kaiser 'K.D' Matanzima. Matanzima was in line for the Transkei throne.

From 1948 until early 1994 Apartheid was made law in South Africa, even though it is considered to have been a breaking of exchange law. The idea of 'grand apartheid' was now one of government separation, while 'petty apartheid' had more to do with segregation.

Under apartheid Mandela was in prison nearly 27 years, but he never gave up the fight. There is probably no one who has done a lot to end the rule of apartheid as Nelson Mandela.

After his release from prison in 1990 Nelson Mandela went on to become president of South Africa. Apartheid was now ended though there is no doubt that much of the racism is still deeply rooted in the country. He has been the voice of all the people and made the message heard right around the whole wide world!!

Nelson Mandela, December the 6th 2013, He had past away. We all know he will never be forgotten. It’s really sad knowing that one of the greatest, caring, peaceful man Like Nelson Mandela would leave. He is a hero and will always be known as one, also Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

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