Tribute to Nelson Mandela

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It is 96 years ago today that Nelson Mandela was born; a revolutionary who would become the face of magnanimity, wisdom, and resistance to injustice, as well as “father of the nation” to South Africa.During his time in prison, Mandela studied law and learnt Afrikaans, in order to be able to speak with the men who were guarding him.Mandela’s imprisonment on Robben Island shows him reading, accompanied by the quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”.Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, Mandela became a member of the African National Congress in his twenties, and later became its president. As a result of his work with the ANC, he spent 27 years in prison, charged with convictions of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the state.

 

 

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