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Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela

Former President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela

President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Age

95

Born

18 Jul 1918

Died

5 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela Bio Details

Full name

President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Also known as

Madiba Mandela

Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela

Khulu

Mandela

Gender

Male

Age

95

Date of birth

18 Jul 1918

Birth place

Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa

Date of death:

5 Dec 2013

Place of death

Johannesburg, South Africa

Cause of death

Respiratory Infection

Occupations

Articled Clerk (1941 - 1947)

Secretary General for ANCYL (1947)

ANCYL National Secretary (1948 - 1951)

Lawyer (1951 - 1963)

President of ANCYL (1951)

Political Party Leader ANC (1991 - 1997)

President of South Africa (1994 - 1999)

Charity Founder (1999 - 2005)

Education

Clarkebury Boarding Institute, Thembuland, South Africa (1934 - 1936)

Healdtown, Fort Beaufort, South Africa (1936 - 1938)

University College of Fort Hare, South Africa (1939 - 1941)

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1943 - 1948)

University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (1943)

South Africa's First Black President.

Nelson Mandela, as leader of the African National Congress (The ANC), became South Africa's first Black President in 1994.  He was also the first President elected in a fully representative democratic election following President De Klerk's efforts to dismantle apartheid in South Africa.

"The World's most Famous Political Prisoner"

Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison for his opposition to apartheid.  Initially imprisoned in 1962, Mandela received  a life sentence in 1964 at the Rivonia Trial when he was tried for sabotage, treason and violent conspiracy.  He was transferred to Robben Island in 1963 where he remained until 1982.  He was released from Victor Verster Prison on 11th February 1990 as a part of President De Klerk's efforts to end apartheid.

Opened the First Black Law Firm in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela went into partnership with Oliver Tambo to open the first Black legal partnership in South Africa in 1952.

Statues of the Famous

There are many statues of Nelson Mandela, but the biggest is six metres tall and resides in 'Nelson Mandela Square' in Johannesburg. The square was previously known as Sandton Square, until the centre's 10th birthday celebrations and the unveiling of the Nelson Mandela statue on 31 March 2004 to coincide with 10 years of democracy in South Africa.

Partners of 
Nelson Mandela

Graca Machel

Married

18 Jul 1998

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Divorced

2 children together

married Jun 1958
divorce 19 Jun 1996

Evelyn Rakeepile

Married

4 children together

1944 - 1958

Nelson Mandela Children

Nelson Mandela Partner(s) Other Children

Thembi Mandela

born 1945, died 1969, age 24
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Makaziwe Mandela

born 1947, died 1948, age 1 (approx.)
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Makgatho Mandela

born 1950, died 2005, age 54
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Makaziwe Mandela

born 1954, age 63 (approx.)
with Evelyn Rakeepile

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini

born 1959, age 58
with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Zindzi Mandela

born 1960, age 56 (approx.)
with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Josina Machel

born 1976, age 41 (approx.)
step-child with Graca Machel

Malengani Machel

born 1978, age 38 (approx.)
step-child with Graca Machel

Trivia

Autobiography Title

Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela Family

Nelson Mandela's parents:

Nelson Mandela's father was Gadla Mphakanyiswa Nelson Mandela's mother was Nosekeni Mandela


Nelson Mandela's children:

Nelson Mandela's son was Thembi Mandela Nelson Mandela's daughter was Makaziwe Mandela Nelson Mandela's son was Makgatho Mandela Nelson Mandela's daughter is Makaziwe Mandela Nelson Mandela's daughter is Zenani Mandela-Dlamini Nelson Mandela's daughter is Zindzi Mandela Nelson Mandela's step-daughter is Josina Machel Nelson Mandela's step-son is Malengani Machel


Nelson Mandela's current partners:

Nelson Mandela's wife was Graca Machel


Nelson Mandela's former partners:

Nelson Mandela's former wife is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Nelson Mandela's former wife was Evelyn Rakeepile


Nelson Mandela's grandchildren:

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Ndileka Mandela Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Nandi Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Mandla Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Ndaba Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Mbuso Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Andile Mandela Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Tukwini Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Dumani Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Kweku Mandela Amuah Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Zamaswazi Dlamini Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zinhle Dlamini Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zozuko Dlamini Nelson Mandela's granddaughter is Zoleka Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zondwa Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Bambatha Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson is Zwelabo Mandela-Hlongwane


Nelson Mandela's great grandchildren:

Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Thembela Mandela Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Pumla Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Hlanganani Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Lewanika Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Ziyanda Manaway Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Zipokhazi Manaway Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Zen Manaway Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Zamakhosi Obiri Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter was Zenani Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Zwelami Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson was Zenewe Mandela Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter is Zazi Mandela Nelson Mandela's great grandson is Ziwelene Mandela


Nelson Mandela's in laws:

Nelson Mandela's daughter in law was Zondi Mandela Nelson Mandela's son in law is Isaac Amuah Nelson Mandela's son in law is Molapo Motlhajwa


Nelson Mandela's former in laws:

Nelson Mandela's former father in law is Columbus Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former mother in law was Gertrude Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former grandfather in law was Mazingi Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former grandmother in law was Seyina Madikizela Nelson Mandela's former daughter in law is Molly Nkosi Nelson Mandela's former daughter in law is Rayne Mandela Nelson Mandela's former son in law is Camagu Balfour Nelson Mandela's former son in law is Thumbumuzi Dlamini Nelson Mandela's former son in law is Zweli Hlongwane


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