Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela A Hero

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela ( A.K.A  Nelson Mandela) born 18 july 1918. He was born in Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. Mandela's father died (of tuberculosis) when the boy was nine years old.  

1938 Mandela is admitted to the University of Fort Hare, a black institution. Two years later he got expelled for being in a protest. While attending Fort Hare University (studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree) Nelson Mandella met two men who were to become close friends and influences in his life. One was Oliver Tambo and the other was Kaiser 'K.D' Matanzima. Matanzima was in line for the Transkei throne. He did not make his Bachelor of arts Degree.

He went to three different prison's. They are Robben island , then in pollsmoor prison then in victor vester prison. Nelson Mandela fought threw all odds to serve africa. Mandela politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Nelson Mandela was struggling with apartheid. Mandela spent 18 years on Robben Island. He had to do hard labour. He was allowed one visitor every 6 months. He then has moved to a different prison. Mandela became the most famous prisoner in the world. He did not give up. Even the prison guards admired him

At last the 1988 the south african government began to make some changes. The goverment let Black or coloured people into White people universities. In 1990, South Africa's new President FW de Klerk set Nelson Mandela free. Mandela and de Klerk agreed: no more fighting.
In 1991 Mandela became the leader of the ANC. For the first time Black people were allowed to vote for the very first time. ANC won the elections.
Then a new goverment took over. In 1994 Nelson Mandela became the very first Black President of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 following a lung illness.Mandela is in Peace now where he can be proud.  I learnt that Nelson Mandela had   a dream and he never gave up on that dream so never ever give up.   R.I.P  Nelson Mandela                                                                     

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