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Nelson mandela. SHAUNA SWEENEY. Parents and Siblings . Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18 th of July 1918 His parents were Noqaphi Nosekeni, Gadla Henry Mandela His father was chief of the Thembu tribe - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Nelson Mandela

Nelson mandela SHAUNA SWEENEYParents and Siblings Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July 1918His parents were Noqaphi Nosekeni,Gadla Henry MandelaHis father was chief of the Thembu tribe His brothers and sisters were Lieby Piliso, Baliwe Mandela, Nothusile Bhulehluth, Mabel Notancu Ntimakhwe, Mhlalwa Mandela, Constance Mbekeni Mandela, Nomabandla Mandela, Makhutswana Mandela and Daligqili Mandela

Life as a boyAt seven years of age, Rolihlahla Mandela became the first member of his family to attend a school, where he was given the name "Nelson", after the British admiral Nelsons father died when nelson was nine from lung mildewThe new chief of the Thembu tribe David Motsamayi adopted Mandela his mother was sad but happy he was going to get a proper education

How he got his surname Mandela This is the name of the clan of which Nelson Mandela is a member. A clan name is much more important than a surname as it refers to the ancestor from which a person is descended. Madiba was the name of a Thembu chief who ruled in the Transkei in the 18th century. It is considered very polite to use someones clan name.His career Mandela studied first for a Bachelor of Arts at the Fort Hare University but was forced to leave before graduating. Then, later in life while in prison, Mandela studied for a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London's External ProgrammeIn his spare time Nelson Mandela studied law so he could help black people and become a lawyer

His career 2 After university he joined the African National Congress (ANC)At first they protested calmly against apartheid, apartheid was where the white were allowed everything and the black were only allowed to be places the white werent but after a while they protested violently when they were ignored by the government Nelson was arrested and put into prison where he was sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben IslandHis prison number was 46664He spent 18 years on Robben Island and was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in March 1982 and was freed in 1990 and ANC (African National Congress) was unbannedIn 1994 he was elected president of South Africa and resigned for a peaceful life with his family in 1999

Life after he came out of prison In 1993 he was given the Noble Peace Prize for his honouring workIn 1994 he was elected president of South Africa when black people were allowed to vote and replaced the old South Africa flagIn 1999 he retired as president of South AfricaHe travelled to Ireland where he met with the then president at the time Mary Robinson and was given the freedom of Dublin

Images of him during his long and memorable life

6 questions I would ask Nelson MandelaWhat went through you when you were expelled from university?Did you make any new friends in prison?Which was the best prison Pollsmoor or Robben Island?Were you calm around white people after you came out of prison?Was it lonely in prison?Were you happy when Black people were able to vote and they elected you?



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