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His Excellency Nelson Mandela OM AC CC OJ OSJ QC GCH BR RSO NPK
Nelson Mandela on his 90t birthday in Johannesburg, Sooth Africae, in Mey 2008
Mandela in Mey 2008
Preses o Sooth Africae
In office
10 Mey 1994 – 14 Juin 1999
Deputy Thabo Mbeki
F. W. de Klerk
Precedit bi F. W. de Klerk
Succeeded by Thabo Mbeki
Personal details
Born Rolihlahla Mandela
18 Julie 1918(1918-07-18)
Mvezo, Sooth Africae
Deed 5 December 2013(2013-12-05) (agit 95)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, Sooth Africae
Naitionality Sooth African
Poleetical pairty African Naitional Congress
Spoose(s) Evelyn Ntoko Mase (1944–1957)
Winnie Madikizela (1958–1996)
Graça Machel (1998–present)
Childer Madiba Thembekile
Makgatho Lewanika
Makaziwe
Maki
Zenani
Zindziswa
Josina Z. Machel (step dauchter)
Malengani Machel (step son)
Residence Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Sooth Africae
Alma mater Varsity o Fort Hare
Varsity o Lunnon Freemit Seestem
Varsity o Sooth Africae
Varsity o the Witwatersrand
Releegion Christianity (Methodism)
Signatur Signature o Nelson Mandela
Wabsteid nelsonmandela.org
Nobel prize medal.svg

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]) (18 Julie 1918 − 5 December 2013)[1] servit as Preses o Sooth Africae frae 1994 tae 1999, an wis the first Sooth African president tae be electit in a fully representative democratic election. Afore his presidency, Mandela wis an anti-apartheid activist, an the leader o Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing o the African Naitional Congress (ANC). In 1962 he wis arrested an convicted o sabotage an ither charges, an sentenced tae life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spendin mony o these years on Robben Island. Follaein his release frae prison on 11 Februar 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led tae multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president frae 1994 tae 1999, he frequently gave priority tae reconciliation.

In Sooth Africae, Mandela is aften kent as Madiba, an honorary title adoptit bi elders o Mandela's clan.

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mandela haes received mair than 250 awards ower fower decades, includin the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Nelson Mandela, hero of South Africa, dies at 95". ctvnews.ca. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.