Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, father of a country and inspiration to us all.
Born on the 18th of July in the year 1918, in the village of Mvezo in Umtata found in the Cape Province, to his parents Nosekeni Fanny and Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa. No one could have expected him to become president of South Africa. Even less than the first black president and the first elected president in fully democratic South Africa.
There are many things Nelson Mandela was well known for, like; his involvement in the anti-apartheid revolution, his deviance against state and his imprisonment on the well-known Robben Island for 27 years, his election as the South African President and of course winning the Nobel Peace prize after terminating apartheid.
Nelson Mandela was more than that though. I think he was best known for his kind-heart and for being a role model to us all. He stood as a beacon to so many, helping mould this country into something worth saving every day.
He lived a happy life, running a country from 1994 to 1999. Followed still by great political philanthropy and charity work and then finally reaching his end on the 5th of December 2013.
Here in South Africa he is known as father to the nation. Sure, to some he was a terrorist, but always remember that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. And that is what he did, he fought for freedom. But when looking at his life and all that this great man stood for; peace, equality, honour and respect, he should be considered a father to us all.
Peace be with you my brothers and sisters.
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