Nelson Mandela Essay’s greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watchingthe sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playingNelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village near Umtata in the Transkeion the 18 July 1918Mr Mandela was born in 1918 into the Madiba tribal clan- part of the Thembu people – in a small village in the eastern Cape ofSouth Africa. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time:an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racialoppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidencyof his countrytwenty-seven years in prisonIn 1993 Mandela and the president who released him, F. W. de Klerk, sharedthe Nobel Peace PrizeMandela was elected the country’s president in 1994He joined the African National Congress in 1943, first as an activist, thenas the founder and president of the ANC Youth League. He married his first wife, Evelyn Mase, in 1944. They were divorced in 1957after having three children.
LANDMARKS1918 – Born in the Eastern Cape1956 – Charged with high treason, but charges dropped1964 – Charged again, sentenced to life1990 – Freed from prison1993 – Wins Nobel Peace Prize1994 – Elected first black president1999 – Steps down as leaderIn the winter of 1964 he was sentenced to life in prison. .