Nelson Mandela

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  • Nelson Mandela was born in

  • His father dies. The acting chief of the Thembu clan, Jongintaba Dalindyebo becomes his guardian and ensures he receives an excellent education

  • Marries his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase. They had three children.

  • South African government limits the freedom of black Africans even more when the apartheid policy of racial segregation is introduced across the country

  • His marriage of 13 years to his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase breaks up

  • Mandela goes into hiding and forms an underground military group with armed resistance

  • August 5: Arrested after living on the run for seventeen months and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort.

  • Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison but again goes on the run

  • Captured and convicted of sabotage and treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 46, initially on Robben island where he would be kept for 18 years

  • His mother dies and his eldest son is killed in a car crash but he not allowed to attend either of the funerals

  • Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years

  • Becomes President of the African National Congress

  • Divorces Winnie Mandela after she is convicted of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault.

  • Free Elections where black South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time.

  • Nelson Mandela runs for President

  • Nelson Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer with radiation

  • Made an honorary Canadian citizen

  • Nelson Mandela announced that he would be retiring from public life at the age of 85

  • His son, Makgatho Mandela died of AIDS

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