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Nelson Mandela

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claudia di trapani

on 15 March 2015

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Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela went through a lot in his life, he had overcome challenges that most of us would never dream of doing like, going to jail for high treason and then overcoming and was found not guilty after 27 years in prison, his children were growing up while he was in prison so he wasn’t able to see there milestones, while he was in prison his mother died in 1968. When he was 9 his father died he then was adopted by a high ranking Thembu regent who groomed Nelson Mandela for tribal leadership. He had to move away from his village but he never forgot where he came from. Nelson Mandela has been through a lot but has quickly adapted and overcame everything he has been through.
Nelson Mandela was born on 18th of July 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umtata. He was given the name Nelson at the age of 7 by a teacher. Nelson went to the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law, he was the only native African student, he faced a lot of racism, he befriended liberal and communist European, Jewish, and Indian students. Joining the ANC, African National Congress, Mandela was influenced by sisulu, one of his best friends; he spent a lot of time with other activists at sisulu’s Orlando house, including one of his old friends Oliver Tambo. At sisulu’s house, Nelson Mandela met Evelyn Mase, an ANC activist from Engcobo, Transkei, who was training to become a nurse. They married on 5 October 1944, after initially living with her relatives, they then rented a house. They had their first child, Madiba “Thembi” Thembekile, was born in February 1945 he later died at the age of 25 of an car crash, and a daughter named Makaziwe was born in 1947, dying nine months later of meningitis. Nelson had three wives; he married his last wife at the age of 80. He had 6 children; he was the father of four children to his first marriage Evelyn mase and 2 to his second wife Winnie madikizela. Most of his children were never seen by him because he was in jail all the time; he was not able to leave jail to go to his child’s funeral.
Nelson Mandela, Champion Of Freedom
A Model Christian
Nelson Mandela is an important ethical Christian because he bought equality to South Africa, he used non-violent protests to bring equal to South Africa. Nelson Mandela was a strong supporter in children and education. Nelson Mandela was educated in catholic schools so he grew up with the values and principles of the bible. Nelson Mandela was praised for his humility, his tolerance, his belief in forgiveness, his rejection of hate and his desire for justice and equality. These were all Christian ethics to Nelson Mandela. All these things shaped Nelson Mandela to become the man that he was.
Ethical Principals
Nelson Mandela stood up for his rights, He believed that the whites and the blacks should come together as one and not have any of the political and stupid rules like..
Black can’t buy any land
The whites and blacks were separated
Black people couldn't vote
There were different schools for black and white people
They couldn’t go to the same bathroom; they had to wait until all the white people were out of the room.

Nelson Mandela thought that all these rules should be banished and everyone could become one community/family. Mandela made a difference to everybody and stopped a lot of racism.
On the 5th of December 1956 Nelson Mandela was arrested alongside most of the ANC for “high treason” against the state. In April 1982 Mandela was transferred to pollsmoor prison in Tokai, Cape Town along with senior ANC leaders Walter sisulu, Andrew meligeni, Ahmed Kathrada and Raymond Mhlaba; they thought they were being isolated to remove their influences on younger activists. On February the 11th 1990, South African president freed anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. Mandela had spent 27 years in prison. After that he was awarded the Nobel peace prize with Few de Klerk. Later on he became the first black president of South Africa in 1994 and later retired in 1999. Nelson Mandela led the nation against apartheid and served as one of the world’s greatest heroes. Nelson Mandela then passed away on 5th of December 2013 following a lung illness.
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