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PHOTOS: Nelson Mandela's visit to Jamaica

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died at age 95.

Mandela visited Jamaica in 1991.

The Gleaner's photographers captured the visit.


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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