Spouse and children
Nelson Mandela is the father of 6 children himself. He fathered four children from his first marriage to Evelyn Mase and 2 children with his second wife Winnie Madikizela.
Nelson Mandela kids had to be something a bit special, and some of them never really got to see their father at all as he was in prison for most of their lives. Both of Mandela’s daughters from his first marriage were named Makazawie. The eldest died at nine months and the next Makazawie was named in her honor. Madiba Thembikile (Thembi) was killed in a car crash when he was 25 (1969) Nelson Mandela was in prison at the time and was not permitted to attend his child’s funeral. Makgatho died of AIDS in 2005.
In 1952, Mandela and Oliver Tambo set up South Africa's first black-run law firm.
Mandela was a master of disguise and a genius at evading arrest.
In prison, he was highly skilled at secretly passing notes.
He worked as hard to make peace as he did to bring down Apartheid.