Nelson Mandela Biography

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

A Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family, Mandela attended the Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law. Living in Johannesburg, he became involved in anti-colonial politics, joining the ANC and becoming a founding member of its Youth League. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Nelson Mandela
Nationality:
South Africa
Profession:
Lawyer, Politician, Social activist, Statesman, Peace activist, Philanthropist
Ethnicity:
Xhosa people
Religion:
Methodism
Date of Birth:
July 18, 1918
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
December 5, 2013
Age at Death:
95
Cause of Death:
Respiratory Infection
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