7 ways Nelson Mandela changed South Africa and the world (Video Below)
The world lost a great man today. South Africaâs first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africaâs president says. Mr Nelson Mandela, age 95, led South Africaâs transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after spending 27 years of his life behind prison walls. He had been receiving intense home based medical care for a lung infection after a three month stay in the hospital. In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had âdepartedâ and was at peace.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. For 27 years Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for his belief in a free and just society. When he was released in 1990 â he led the charge for a multi-racial democracy and a country where the freedoms of one are the freedoms of all. He became South Africaâs first black president and a world leader in peace and social change. Here are 7 Things You Can Learn From Nelson Mandelaâs Life: