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Nelson Mandela

  • Nelson Mandela was Born

    Nelson Mandela was Born
    Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July 1918 in Mvezo, Umtata. To his Parents Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni Fanny. His father was a local cheif and councillor to the monarchand who was stood down for corrupiton in 1926 and his Mother occupation is unknown.
  • Primary School

    Primary School
    Mandels started to attend Primary School at the age of 7 and was given the name Nelson by his teacher.
  • Married First Wife

    Married First Wife
    His First wife was Evelyn Ntoko Mase and they got married sometime during the October of 1944.
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    Birth of Mandela's Children

    Mandela has had 6 children with 3 differnt wives. He had 2 sons named Makgatho Mandela and Thembekile Mandela both whom are deceased. His daughters are named Zenani Madela, Zinddzisaw Mandela who died at 9 months old and 2 daughters named Makaziwe Mandela.
  • Dirvorced First Wife

    Dirvorced First Wife
    Before filing for divorce in Late 1956, Evelyn claimed that Nelson had physically abused her and he denied the claims of abuse and both wanted custody of the kids but Evelyn won the custody of the kids and the divorce was finalised in March 1958.
  • Married Second Wife

    Married Second Wife
    Winnie Madikizela was Mandela's second wife. She originally denied hie first marriage proposal but accepted his second marriage proposal. They got married in the October of 1958.
  • Nelson Mandela was sent to Prison

    Nelson Mandela was sent to Prison
    In July of 1962, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison for leaving South Africa illegally to get people to join the protests. He spent his time in Prison at Robben Island Prison, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. Lots of protests occured during Mandela's stay at prison and resulted in some deaths.
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    Mandela in Prison

    Mandela was in prison from the 5th of august until the 11th of Febuary, 1990 and served 27 long and painful years in prison.
  • Life In Prison

    Life In Prison
    Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on the 12th of June, 1964 for treason against South Africa and trying to over throw the government. His sentence would be revoked 27 years later when he was realeased.
  • Manelda's 70th Birthday

    Manelda's 70th Birthday
    Nelson Mandela's birthday was celebrated with a tribute concert at Wembley Stadium in London. The turnout was a huge sucess with lots of people attending the ceremony. They also rallied for his freedom.
  • Mandela was released from Prison

    Mandela was released from Prison
    After 27 long years in Prison, Nelson Mandela was finally relased out of Prison on the 11th of Febuary, 1990. A international campaign helped Mandela get out of Prison after they were sucessful. He rose to fame after getting out of prison and soon went on to become a major star in South Africa and across the world.
  • Nelson Became President

    Nelson Became President
    The election was held on 27th of April, 1994. Mandela decided to run for presidency as he was popular in South Africa and a great leader. The ANC won which Mandela was part of the party and they won the election and Nelson Mandela was crowned the first President of South Africa.
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    President Mandela

    Mandela was the first President of South Africa from the 10th of May, 1994 until the 14th of June, 1999, when he decided to retire from politics.
  • Divorced Second Wife

    Divorced Second Wife
    Nelson and Winnie separated in the April of 1992 and finally got divorced in the March of 1996. They were still friends when they separated and would visit each other often and visit their children who Winnie got custody of the children.
  • Married Third Wife

    Married Third Wife
    Nelson married Graça Machel in the July of 1998 and were very happy together. They had 1 child during their marriage. Their marriage ended when Nelson passed away.
  • Stepped down as President

    Stepped down as President
    Mandela started getting tierd in 1996 and he soon decided that he wanted to retire from politics. In 1999, at a presidency speech he said to the world that he was retiring from polictics and that he would no longer be the President of South Africa. After the speech, he soonr retired and would live a happy life.
  • Birthday in Hostpital.

    Birthday in Hostpital.
    Mandela spent his 95th birthday in Hostpital surronded by the close friends and families.
  • Nelson Mandela Died

    Nelson Mandela Died
    Nelson Mandela died of a long prolonged respiratory infection on the 5th of December. He was surronded by his close families and he died happy.
  • Mandela laid to rest

    Mandela laid to rest
    Nelson Mandela had a state funeral on the 15th of December, in Qunu, Eastern Cape. 4,500 people atteneded the ceremonry and it was broadcast internationally. He was given a 21 gun salute and a missing man formation flyover to remember, his family, his wives and his friends attended.