101 Amazing Nelson Mandela Facts by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Do you need to understand all the vital evidence approximately Nelson Mandela? among many different issues, the 1st democratically elected president of South Africa spent 27 years in penitentiary, introduced an finish to apartheid within the nation, and have become some of the most celebrated public figures in human historical past. This easy-to-digest publication delivers the data you want to learn about prisoner quantity 46664 in handily organised sections.

Whether you're writing a heritage undertaking on Mandela otherwise you simply are looking to discover extra in regards to the guy who united his kingdom, this pocket-sized fact-book is a straightforward approach to get the knowledge you will have quick!

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It was at this school that he was first given the forename ‘Nelson’. When he was just nine, Nelson’s father came to stay with him, however he sadly died of lung disease. Soon afterwards, his mother took him to a palace at Mqhekezweni. Here he was looked after by chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo and raised alongside the chief’s own children. Here he attended church every Sunday, and Christianity became an important part of his life. In 1936 Mandela attended Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo. Here he developed a love of gardening.

In addition to his study, he spent his time ballroom dancing, acting (including in a play about Abraham Lincoln) and - as a committed Christian - giving out bibles in the local community. He also became involved in the Students’ Representative Council, however when boycotting against the quality of the food that students received, he was suspended - and decided to leave university altogether,. Mandela returned to the palace at Mqhekezweni, however the chief - Jongintaba Dalindyebo - tried to force an arranged marriage on him and he ran away to Johannesburg.

Considerate of prison conditions across the world, Mandela visited Abdelbaset al-Megrahi in HMP Barlinnie, where he described the Lockerbie bomber’s incarceration as akin to psychological persecution. In 2005, Mandela ‘retired from retirement’ - his health was failing and he no longer had the energy to be in the spotlight. With his trademark humour he retreated from public life, saying “Don’t call me, I’ll call you”. Since then, he has very rarely appeared in public. One time was to request Robert Mugabe step down as ruler of Zimbabwe - the controversial leader was accused of numerous human rights abuses.

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