Nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela's life

  • Born

    Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape.
  • Primary school - Name change

    When he started primary school in Qunu, his teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave him the name Nelson. Every child in the school must have "Christian" names, and his first name was Rolihlahla, wich wasn't Christian.
  • His fathers dead

    His fathers dead
    Mandelas father (Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa) died, when he was 12 years old. He died probably of TB.
  • University

    He completed his BA through the University of South Africa and went back to Fort Hare for his graduation in 1943.
  • Married (Evelyn Mase)

    In 1944 Nelson Mendela married Walter Sisulu's cousin, Evelyn Mase, who was a nurse. They has two sons and two daughter.
    The sons names was Madiba and Makgatho Thembekile, the daughters name was both Makaziwe. One of them died in infancy.
  • Banned for the first time

    At the end of 1952 he was banned for the first time. As a restricted person he was only permitted to watch in secret as the Freedom Charter was adopted in Kliptown on 26 June 1955.
  • Arrested on 5 December

    Mandela was arrested in a countrywide police swoop on 5 December 1956, which led to the 1956 Treason Trial. Men and women of all races found themselves in the dock in the marathon trial that only ended when the last 28 accused, including Mandela, were acquitted on 29 March 1961.
  • Divorced with Evelyn Mase

    In 1958 became Evelyn Mase and Nelson Mandela divorced
  • Married with Winnie Madikzela

    During the trial Mandela married a social worker, Winnie Madikizela, on 14 June 1958. They had two daughters, Zenani and Zindziswa.
  • The police killed 69 unarmed people

    On 21 March 1960 police killed 69 unarmed people in a protest in Sharpeville against the pass laws. This led to the country’s first state of emergency and the banning of the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) on 8 April. Mandela and his colleagues in the Treason Trial were among thousands detained during the state of emergency.
  • Mandela lefted South Africa

    On 11 January 1962 he used an adopted name, witch was David Motsamayi. He used the name to secretly leave South Africa
  • Left secretly South Africa

    Nelson Mandela left secretly South Africa With the help of hes adopted name David Motsamayi in On 11 January 1962. He travelled around in Africa and visited England to gain support for the armed struggle. He received military training in Morocco and Ethiopia and returned to South Africa in July 1962.
  • Joined others for sabotage

    On 9 October 1963 Mandela joined 10 others on trial for sabotage in what became known as the Rivonia Trial
  • Citat by Mandela

    “ I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. ”
    Speech from the Dock quote by Nelson Mandela
  • Mandela and seven other accused were convicted

    On 11 June 1964 Mandela and seven other accused, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Denis Goldberg, Elias Motsoaledi and Andrew Mlangeni, were convicted and the next day were sentenced to life imprisonment. Goldberg was sent to Pretoria Prison because he was white, while the others went to Robben Island.
  • Mandela's mother died

    Mandela’s mother died in 1968, but he was not allowed to attend to the funeral.
  • Nelson Mandela's eldest son die

    Nelson Mandela's eldest son, Thembi, died in 1969 but he was not allowed to attend the funeral.
  • Transferred to Pollsmoor Prison

    On 31 March 1982 Mandela was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town
  • Tuberculosis

    On 12 August 1988 he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.
  • Nobel prize

    In 1993 he and President FW de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • South Africa's first democratically elected President

    On 10 may 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically elected President.
  • The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

    He made the Fund in 1995 and then he established the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.
  • Divorced with Winnie Madikizela

    Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela became divorced in 1996.
  • Married (Graca Machel)

    On his 80th birthday in 1998 he married Graca Machel, his third wife
  • Mandela stepped down

    Mandela stepped down in 1999 after a period as President, but he continued working with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
  • Grandson (Mandla Mandela)

    In April 2007 his grandson, Mandla Mandela, was installed as head of the Mvezo Traditional Council at a ceremony at the Mvezo Great Place.
  • Equality

    All his life Nelson Mandela was devoted to democracy, equality and learning. Despite terrible provocation, he never answered racism with racism. That's one of the reasons why the world loved him so much.
  • Death

    He died at his home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013