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Nelson Mandela

Nelson mandela

Nelson mandela

Full Name : Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nick name : Madiba
Nationality : South African
Born City : Mvezo, South Africa
Birth Date : 18 july 1918
Profession : Writer , Social Activist , Lawyer
Height : 6 feet 1 inch
Religion : Christian
College/University : University of London , Healdtown Comprehensive School , University of Fort Hare , University of South Africa , University of the Witwatersrand
Degree : Law
Died on: 5 December 2013 ( lung infection )

Father Name : Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa

Mother Name : Noqaphi Nosekeni

Spouse/Partner : Evelyn Mase , Winnie Mandela , Graça Machel 

Siblings : Daligqili Mandela , Mhlalwa Mandela , Nomabandla Mandela , Lieby Piliso , Nothusile Bhulehluth , Mabel Notancu Ntimakhwe , Makhutswana Mandela , Baliwe Mandela , Constance Mbekeni Mandela

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

Here is some famous books of Nelson Mandela

  • Long Walk to freedom
  • Conversation with Myself
  • Favorite African folktales
  • Nelson Mandela : In his own words
  • Long walk to freedom(Adapter for children)

Interesting facts About Nelson Mandela

His school teacher told him that his first name would be Nelson.
Nelson Mandela imprisoned for 27 years.

Nelson Mandela Biography

  • Nelson Mandela ‘s father was a chief but afterward he lost his title over a dispute with magistrate.
  • After this incident mandela’s family shifted to Qunu , a small village where they spent very miserable life for some years where there were very limited resources.
  • Nelson Mandela was first boy in his family who went to school.
  • After his father died when he was nine years old. Mandela adopted by the acting chief of that time Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, mandela shifted to chief’s house with him.
  • He studied under the guardianship of chief. He was a hardworking student.
  • Nelson Mandela was student leader at college and expelled in his first year due to violation.
  • He then shifted to Johannesburg and admitted in the University of Witwatersrand to study law.
  • He took part in the anti racial discrimination movement there, and joined African National Congress(ANC) party in 1944. ANC was a youth party.
  • Nelson Mandela first married Evelyn Ntoko Mase in 1944, and he had four children from her.
  • After 1948 election ANC plan to start a movement of equal rights for all south Africans without skin color discrimination.
  • ANC started strikes, Civil Disobedience and other movements for people’s rights.
  • Mandela lead this campaign and travelled across the country for the awareness.
  • In 1955 Nelson Mandela and his other activists jailed for 6 years.
  • In 1961 co-founded an armed party “NK”.
  • In 1962 Mandela imprisoned again for the violence allegations against him and ANC.
  • Mandela spent 27 years in jail for different allegations against him.
  • Nelson Mandela released on 11 February 1990.
  • After release he declared to continue his movement to reform the constitution.
  • In 1991 Mandela elected the President of ANC.
  • Nelson Mandela and president  de Klerk were jointly awarded the noble piece prize for there struggles.
  • In 1994 South Africa held first democratic elections in which Nelson Mandela elected as the first black president of south Africa.
  • He was president from 1994 to 1999.
  • After his retirement he continued social works for the peoples.
  • Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 due to lung infection.




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