Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

A person from South Africa who was the president of South Africa for a term. Ok, the history is full of the local people who become the presidents or prime ministers of the states. Even some people were elected multiple times. Then what is so different in the case of Nelson Mandela. That he is so widely respected around the globe. Not only respected but he is being loved by the people. 

The reason is that he is the guy who actually fought against the hate. His struggle was to make the world a better place where everyone can live with dignity and respect. And he managed to achieve it. Although in many parts of the still the Prejudice hate existed and survived but even then this guy with his long struggle has proved that this is very much possible to get rid of the traps that have enslaved humanity. 

This is the struggle of more than three decades and in those three decades, Nelson Mandela was in jail for 27 years. His charisma was so strong and he was so much and widely respected by his people that even this long period of imprisonment in Jail. His followers were fully devoted to him. And finally, he got what he was struggling for.

Nelson Mandela was married multiple times in his life three different women were associated with him. The first was a nurse. Her name was Evelyn Ntoko Mase. The couple remained married for the time period  1944 to 1958. His second marriage was a political figure. The couple remained together for 38 years. Her name was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. She even kept the cause alive while Mandela was in jail. Her life partner till death was Graça Machel. He married her in 1998 and till 2013 she was her life partner till death. 

Nelson Mandela was the first president of South Africa who was elected through the democratic procedure. Not only this he was also the first black president of South Africa too.  He was the 11th president for the political party of South Africa, the African National Congress.  He was accepted as the leader in the Non Aligned movement too. For those of you who don’t know about the Non-Aligned Movement, this is the forum of 120 countries. He was the 19th secretary-general of the moment. His period was 2 September 1998 to 16 June 1999. Mandala has 6 children. Some popular ones are Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani, Zindziswa. He also has a stepdaughter named Josina.  

Nelson Mandela was a member of the royal family. His great father was a king. He was the king of the Thembu people.  Ngubengcuka was the name of his great grandfather. His father was also an active figure of the political elite. Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela his father acted as a local chief. So royalness actually is in the blood of Nelson Mandela. 

Nelson Mandela is the writer of a number of books that includes Long walk to Freedom, Conversations with Myself, Madiba Magic, Nelson Mandela in his own words, Prison Letters,  Mandela an illustrated, How far we slaves have come, A long walk to freedom Vol 2, Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years, The Struggle Is My Life, Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom, A Long Walk to Freedom Early Years, 1918-1962 (v. 1), No Easy Walk to Freedom: Articles, Speeches, and Trial Addresses, Nelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations, Nelson Mandela Speaks: Forging a Democratic, Nonracial South Africa, Selected Speeches and Writings of Nelson Mandela: The End of Apartheid in South Africa, The essential Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela: ‘Intensify the Struggle to Abolish Apartheid’: Speeches 1990, Cuba and Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own, Transitional Justice – How Emerging Democracies Reckon with Former Regimes Vol. III: Laws, Rulings, and Reports, and some more.