Friday, December 13, 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is was one of the greatest men alive.  Nelson  Mandela was born into Madiba clan in mvezo. He was named after a teacher who was name Nelson. Believe it or not he was the first dark president of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela attended a primary school near a town called Qunu. Nelson even went Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo. Nelson went to Healdtown, the Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort He was lucky enough to go to the university of fort hare in Alice.

Nelson was Arrested and charged for violating the Suppression of Communism. He was Elected to be the ANC President. Convicted with J.S Moroka, Walter Sisulu and 17 others under the Suppression of Communism. He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment with hard labour, suspended for two years. Nelson Elected first of ANC deputy presidents and he opens South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo.

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

Nelson Mandela was a great inspiration to the whole world. he helped a lot of people who was treated like slaves. he is like a father to the world.

Sadly in 5 December 2013 (Age 95) Nelson Mandela died.  He left a lot of memories  and hopefully he would go to heaven still remembering them.

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