Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July 1918 in Mvezo village South Africa. Mandela became the first black south Africa president 4 years after he was released from prison where he spent 27 years.
He was released from prison in 1990 and ruled south Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Mandela is not just an icon of freedom in south Africa, but is adored by the world as one of the greatest revolutionary in Africa.
Mandela died on the 5th of December 2013 at the age of 95.
Below are 20 powerful quotes by Nelson Mandela.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
Education is the most powerful tool weapon which you can use to change the world.
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