Nelson Madela (born 18, July 1918) was the first south Africa president to be elected in a fully representative Democratic election, serving in office from 1994-1999. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activists, and the leader of the true African National Congresses armed wing Unkhonto we sizwe. The South African Courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid in accordance with his convision, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending most of these years in Robben Island.
Mandela is been celebrated on the 18th of every year, This year's Mandela day was celebrated in virtual due to the corona virus pandemic. American Actor, Will Smith seems to have been inspired by the great Nelson Mandela. In celebration of the this years Mandela's day, he wrote
"When I first met Nelson Mandela, I burst into tears. He is one of the greatest heroes of my life. I was so inspired! I told him I wanted to quit my job. I wanted to follow him and go out to the streets. I wanted to fight! He smiled and said, 'No. You have to understand the power of what it is that you do. You must understand the hope that cultivated by the art that you created. He told me not to force it. And that when the time comes, the time will speakers to me.
As I look at our world today, I am deeply impelled to action. The " call" has spoken to me and I will humbly, greatfuly and aggressively respond.
Happy birthday Madiba!"
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