101 Amazing Nelson Mandela Facts by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Do you must be aware of all the very important evidence approximately Nelson Mandela? among many different issues, the 1st democratically elected president of South Africa spent 27 years in prison, introduced an finish to apartheid within the nation, and have become the most celebrated public figures in human background. This easy-to-digest e-book provides the data you want to learn about prisoner quantity 46664 in handily organised sections.

Whether you're writing a background undertaking on Mandela otherwise you simply are looking to discover extra concerning the guy who united his kingdom, this pocket-sized fact-book is a straightforward option to get the knowledge you will have quickly!

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Here he attended church every Sunday, and Christianity became an important part of his life. In 1936 Mandela attended Clarkebury Boarding Institute in Engcobo. Here he developed a love of gardening. He was also a keen sportsman, and after moving to Healdtown Methodist college in Fort Beaufort, he became an excellent boxer and long distance runner. Moving onto University, Mandela started a degree at the University of Fort Hare. In addition to his study, he spent his time ballroom dancing, acting (including in a play about Abraham Lincoln) and - as a committed Christian - giving out bibles in the local community.

Taking a harsher route than previously, Mandela became inspired by Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution, and Che Guevara’s guerrilla warfare to set up a militant group called Umkhonto we Sizwe (the “Spear of the Nation”), often shortened to MK. After convincing the ANC president that existing tactics weren’t working, Mandela’s MK became the armed wing of the ANC. Surprisingly a large number of the group’s early members were white communists. Although they believed in violent rather than non-violent protest, MK began bombing structures which would have an impact but ideally as few civilian casualties as possible - night attacks (when the fewest people would be present) on power plants, telephone lines and suchlike.

Considerate of prison conditions across the world, Mandela visited Abdelbaset al-Megrahi in HMP Barlinnie, where he described the Lockerbie bomber’s incarceration as akin to psychological persecution. In 2005, Mandela ‘retired from retirement’ - his health was failing and he no longer had the energy to be in the spotlight. With his trademark humour he retreated from public life, saying “Don’t call me, I’ll call you”. Since then, he has very rarely appeared in public. One time was to request Robert Mugabe step down as ruler of Zimbabwe - the controversial leader was accused of numerous human rights abuses.

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