Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

*bday* 18 July 1918 – 5 Dec 2013 @@>~~

Was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary & politician who served as President (1994 – 1999)

His govt focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid & fostering racial reconciliation

He was arrested (1962), convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state &sentenced to life imprisonment
..He served 27 years in prison

RIP Madiba

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