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Mandela facts

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2013 | 4:57 PM

South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95.

Presidential term: May 10, 1994-June 14, 1999

Name: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Birth date: July 18, 1918

Age: 95

Place of Birth: Mvezo, South Africa

Children: Makaziwe Mandela, Zindziswa Mandela, Makgatho Mandela, Zenani Mandela, Madiba Thembekile Mandela

Spouse: Graça Machel: 1998-present, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela : 1958–1996, Evelyn Mase: 1944–1958

Education: University of South Africa (1943), Healdtown Comprehensive School, University of the Witwatersrand, University of London International Programmes, University of London, University of Fort Hare

Awards: Mandela has received more than 150 awards notebly Nobel Peace Prize in 1993

Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress and its armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe.

Mandela spent 27 years in prison – Robben Island and Pollsmoor Prison – on convictions for crimes that included sabotage committed while he spearheaded the struggle against apartheid.


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