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Transcript of Nelson Mandela
A new start.
The 11th of february 1990 Nelson was released from Victor Verster Prison. 4 years later he became president of South Africa, and in 1993 De Klerk and Nelson Mandela recieved the Nobel Peace Price, for their work to make South Africa a better place.
Nelson Mandela was born the 18th of July 1918, and died the 5th of December 2013 (95 years old.)
He was in prison for 27 years.
He was the first black president in the world.
He was leader of the ANC (African National Congress).
Nelson Mandela was married 3 times
First with Evelyn Ntoko Mase from 1944–1957. They were divorced.
His second wife was Winnie Madikizela, they were married from 1958–1996. They were also divorced.
And his last wife was Graça Machel from 1998, until his death in 2013.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
In the 66 years he was married he had 6 children: Thembekile Mandela, Makaziwe Mandela Makgatho Mandela, Zenani Mandela and Zindziswa Mandela.
Nelson Mandela used sport to unite blacks and whites of South Africa.
Traditionaly rugby was a "white" sport in South Africa, but in 1995 at the Rugby World Cup final, Nelson Mandela was wearing the colors of the Springboks, just like the 65.000 fans at the stadium. It was nation-defining for South Africa. Now the black and white people of South Africa cheer for "Booke" together and enjoy the victory. "Sport has the power to change the world," Mandela said in a speech five years after this battle. "It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does."
Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years. After 21 years the blacks from South Africa and most of the world were dissatisfied with apartheid and they wanted Nelson Mandela free.