101 Amazing Nelson Mandela Facts by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Do you need to comprehend all the very important proof approximately Nelson Mandela? among many different issues, the 1st democratically elected president of South Africa spent 27 years in detention center, introduced an finish to apartheid within the kingdom, and have become some of the most celebrated public figures in human historical past. This easy-to-digest e-book provides the data you want to find out about prisoner quantity 46664 in handily organised sections.

Whether you're writing a heritage venture on Mandela otherwise you simply are looking to discover extra concerning the guy who united his state, this pocket-sized fact-book is a simple approach to get the knowledge you will want quickly!

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His presidency wasn’t totally without controversy however - he travelled to Libya to award Colonel Gaddafi a South African Knighthood, and forged bonds with Indonesian president Suharto who was responsible for terrible human rights abuses. Retirement In 1999, Mandela retired from the South African presidency and returned to live in the town in which he grew up. Despite no longer being a head of state, Mandela continued campaigning for a better South Africa. He focused on a number of issues, one being Africa’s AIDS crisis.

Through a series of tough negotiations, and with president de Klerk’s incredible efforts, the parties agreed on an interim constitution and to hold a truly democratic national election. In the elections, held on the 27th April 1994, Mandela’s ANC party was victorious with 62% of the national vote. He was duly elected president of South Africa - the first democratically elected president in history. His years of campaigning had finally achieved their goal. 4000 guests attended Mandela’s presidential inauguration, including Cuban president Fidel Castro and PLO President Yasser Arafat.

Despite his previous statements to the contrary (that MK members would resort to violence and guerrilla warfare), Mandela protested his innocence of the charges of violence. The chief prosecutor called for the death penalty for Mandela. Many across the world supported the message underlying Mandela and MK’s campaign of sabotage - namely that the regime of apartheid in South Africa was wrong and needed to be reformed. Supporters included such influential bodies including the United Nations, and the World Peace Council.

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