Thursday, December 12, 2013


Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umatu, then a part of South Africa's Cape Province. He was given a name called Rolihlahla that means ‘troublemaker,’ in later years he became known by his clan name, Madiba.

His patrilineal great-grandfather Ngubengcuka was ruler of the Thembu people in Transkeian Territories of South Africa’s modern Eastern Cape province. His children passed away, and one of his wives passed away as well. Nelson lived a pretty hard life.

He got married on 5 October 1944, after initially living with her relatives, they rented House no. 8115 in Orlando from early 1946. Years later he studied and went to university, but he got arrested after a few years later.

He got arrested by trying to get equality between the whites and blacks. He never gave up, he kept going and going and he never said ‘I QUIT’, which is a good thing. He stayed in jail for 27 years, and 1 year later he became president, because of the good things he did for his country.

He retired of being president, because he stayed in the hospital, until he had to R.I.P. July 18 to December 5, we will always remember Nelson for all the good things he’s done for his beloved country South Africa. The thing I like about Nelson Mandela is that he never gives up, that is something everyone should do more often.

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