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Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born on 26 September 1936 in Bizana, South Africa and died on April 2, 2018, at the age of 81. She was an activist and politician who have held several government positions and she headed the African National Congress Women’s League. She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including the 27 years he was imprisoned. Even though they were still married at the time of Nelson Mandela’s presidency in 1994, they were separated for two years. On 13 March 1996,…

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Personal Life of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a private person who often concealed his emotions and confided in very few people. He lived an austere life, refusing to drink alcohol or smoke. As president, he even made his own bed. Nelson Mandela was also renowned for his somewhat mischievous sense of humor. He was well-known for being both stubborn and loyal, and at times he exhibited a quick temper. He was typically very friendly, welcoming and he always appeared relaxed in conversations with everyone, including his rivals. Nelson Mandela…

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President Nelson Mandela

President Nelson Mandela

In the year 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected as the first black president in the Republic of South Africa (RSA.) He was the first non-white head of state in South African history.  President Nelson Mandela was also the first to take office following the dismantling of apartheid and the introduction of multiracial democracy. He was the oldest head of state in South Africa’s history, taking office at the age of 75. Election. South Africa’s first multi-racial elections in which full enfranchisement was granted were held…

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