Nelson Mandela Quotes
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Memorable quotes of Nelson Mandela, politician, revolutionary, renown leader and peace icon. Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.
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The face of the man who healed a Nation.
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A photo dated 1961 of South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela. At the time, he was helping coordinate massive strikes, and starting a controversial armed faction of the ANC. Of the action, Mandela said: "After a long and anxious assessment of the South African situation, I, and some colleagues, came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic and wrong for African leaders to continue preaching peace and non-violence at a time when the government met our peaceful demands with force."
On April 27, 1994, Mandela is elected as South Africa's first black president, with his party receiving 62 percent of the vote. In this photo, he casts his ballot.
Mandela and his wife, Winnie, attend a rally after his release from prison. With his once-banned political party able to participate in elections, Mandela began the process of negotiating the end of apartheid with South African leadership.
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The Eiffel Tower light up with the colors of the South African Flag to honor Nelson
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Etre à Johannesburg pour le décès de Mandela fut une expèrience vraiment impressionnante. Tout le pays s’est réunit pour célébrer la mémoire et la vie d’un homme qui a réussit à rassembler un pays rongé par le racisme et la ségrégation. Adieu Matiba.
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The Springboks, Mandela and a big win for South Africa