Nelson Mandela My Role Model

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Nelson Mandela, full name Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, pet name Madiba, Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa and died on December 5, 2013, in Johannesburg. The black nationalist and the first black president of South Africa (1994–99). His agreement in the early 1990s with South African Pres. F.W. de Klerk helped end the country’s system of racial segregation and started in a peaceful transition to majority rule. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993 for their efforts. Awareness of inequality, intolerance, and racism was the reason Nelson Mandela began his journey from South Africa. The segregation of races was made by the National Party from 1948 to 1994 despite its end in 1990…show more content…
On April 1994 the Nelson led South Africa’s first elections by universal right to vote, and on the May 10 Mandela was elected in as president of the country’s first constituting government. He established in 1995 the Truth, which investigated human rights violations under serration of recesses, and he introduced housing, education, and economics designed to improve the living standards of the country’s black population. Mandela did not want to be a second term as South African president and so the role was passed to Mbeki in 1999. After leaving the office Mandela retired from active politics but kept a strong international presence as a supporter of peace, reconciliation, and social rights, often through the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation established in 1999. He was a founding member of the Elders, a group of international leaders established in 2007. Mandela supported no violence to an extent and opposed to the African policy. Nelson stood up for the black and believed in equal right for everyone he was and still is a very great role model for everyone he inspired many people over his lifespan with what he did. One of the people who was greatly inspired by Mandela was me I loved that he stood for the people of Africa and the way he fought and argued for what he believed. Despite going to prison he did not stop and at the end, he was Africa's first black president. How has he impacted me by reading about Nelson Mandela and his life I have greatly got

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