History's HEROES? Dated 18/07/18 - 05/12/13

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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South Africa
He was born in Mvezo (Cape Province, South Africa). He died in Johannesburg (Gauteng, South Africa).



    • Brave / Courageous
    • A good and strong leader
    • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
    • Clever
    • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
    • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
    • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
    • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
    • Decisive
    • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
    • Inspiring / Charismatic
    • Determined
    • Ambitious
    • Wise
    • Honest
    • Kind and compassionate
    • Just and fair minded

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    Liberated South Africa.

    He comes from a Thembu royal family of the Xhosa ethnic group that exists on part of the Transkei. Indeed, his great-grandfather's father Inkosi Enkhulu, that is to say king of Thembu people. The grandfather Rolihlahla is a son of the king. Not eligible for the succession to the throne, it is named after Mandela would become the name of the family.

    Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1943 to fight against the political domination of the white minority and racial segregation conducted by it. Became a lawyer, he participated in the nonviolent struggle against the laws of apartheid, implemented by the National Party government from 1948. The ANC was banned in 1960, the peaceful struggle and non tangible results Mandela founded and directed the military wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe, in 1961, leading a campaign of sabotage and terrorist actions against government and military installations. On August 5, 1962, he was arrested by South African police on indication of the CIA, and then sentenced to prison and hard labor for life at the Rivonia Trial. Therefore, it becomes a symbol of the struggle for racial equality and enjoys a growing international support.

    Life in Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's world

    In 1994, the South African diplomacy, deeply marked by the long reign of Pik Botha and primarily oriented towards the Western world, southern Africa and Taiwan discovered a new perimeter global vocation.

    Was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela a Hero?

    • He released South Africa.

    Things you might not know about Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

    Nelson Mandela did not know he was president.
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