Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
Nelson Mandela changed South Africa and the world through his extraordinary work as a civil rights activist, non-violent revolutionary, and leader who shaped a new South Africa.
His Excellency Nelson Mandela
BORN: July 18, 1918
HOME TOWN: Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa (now Eastern Cape)
PARENT: Nonqaphi Nosekeni (mother) and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela (father)
SPOUSE: Graça Machel (m. 1998 – 2013), Winnie Mandela (m. 1958 – Div. 1996), Evelyn Mase (m. 1944 – Div. 1958)
DIED: 5 December 2013 (aged 95)
PLACE OF DEATH: Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa
RESTING PLACE: Mandela Graveyard, Qunu, Eastern Cape
CHILDREN: 7, including Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani, Zindziswa and Josina (step-daughter)
OCCUPATION: Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer
NICKNAME(S): Madiba, Dalibunga
AWARDS: Sakharov Prize (1988), Bharat Ratna (1990), Nishan-e-Pakistan (1992)Nobel Peace Prize (1993), Lenin Peace Prize (1990), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2002)…
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