A famous activist
.Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village near Mthatha in the Transkei on July 18th, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela.
.Nelson Mandela has been married three times, he had six children, four girls and two boys.
.Three of his children passed away, 1 girl and 2 boys. Makaziwe died as an infant in 1948, Madiba Thembekile died in a car accident in 1969 and Makgatho Lewanika died of an aids related illness in 2005. His surviving children are Pumla Makaziwe, Zenani and Zindziswa.
.His father was the principal councillor to the acting paramount chief of the Themubu, but unfortunately he died in 1927.
.He attended a primary education at a local mission school, where he was given the name Nelson, he was sent to the Clarkebury Boarding Institute for his Junior Certificate and then to Healdtown, a Wesleyan secondary school. He then enrolled at the University College of Fort Hare for the Bachelor of Arts Degree where he was elected onto the Students representative council.
.Mandela also dreamed of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people.
Blacks gained the right to vote, Mandela was elected president, he could then put blacks rights into use, let black and white people in South Africa live together in peace and freedom.
Wednesday, July 18th 2012 at 9am
" Everyone will live equally" Nelson Mandela has fought and sacrificed a lot including, his family and his friends for his people and their beliefs, I think Mandela is a man that fights for equality, freedom and peace.