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Mandela was born July 18, 1918 in Umtatam Transkei South Africa.

Mandela was an educated lawyer and was brought to stand trial in 1963 at the age of 45, for plotting to overthrow the government of South Africa by violence. He was convicted of sabotoge - several bombs that went off were blamed on the African National Congress (ANC) of which he was the leader. Several people were killed and he was imprisoned for murder and sabotage. He remained in prison for 27 years.

While he was in jail his mother and son died (he was not allowed to attend their funerals), his wife was banned from seeing him and subjected to continuous arrest and harassment.

Mandela was offered a full release in 1988 - on condition that he renounced violence. Having been a lawyer for over 2 decades, Mandella noted that prisoners cannot enter into contracts - only free men can negotiate, so he refused a full release - unless it had absolutly no conditions. This set the movement to free Nelson Mandela!

Prisoner 46664 - Nelson Mandela - was released on February 11, 1990. Within days, Mr. Mandela plunged wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out to achieve in the early 1960's.

The era of apartheid formally came to an end on the April 27, 1994, when Nelson Mandela voted for the first time in his life - along with his people.

On May 10, 1994, Rolihlahla "Nelson" Dalibunga Mandela was inaugurated as the first President of a democratic South Africa.

Nelson Mandela never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality and learning. Despite terrible provocation, he has never answered racism with racism. His life has been an inspiration, in South Africa and throughout the world, to all who are oppressed and deprived, to all who are opposed to oppression and deprivation.

He was inable to formally announce the start the World Cup Games due to a great granddaughter being killed in an automobile accident - the day before the World Cup Opening Ceremonies.
South African authorities used the "official" reason that he was a terrorist. The basis of this charge was that he and his political party (African National Congress) opposed the continuation of apartheid, the policy of separation of white and black South Africans and the maintenance of a white minority rule in the country.
Mandela was captured and jailed in 1962, and in 1964 he was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison. He began serving the sentence as prisoner 46664 on Robben Island, near Cape Town, but instead of disappearing from view, Mandela became a prison-bound martyr and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism.
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How old was nelson Mandela when he was put in prison?

Nelson Mandela spent a whopping 27 years in prison! He was  convicted in 1962 at the age of 44 years old. When  he was released in 1990, Nelson Mandela was 72 years old. (Th

What country was holding nelson Mandela prisoner?

His own country.. South Africa. The whites arrested him for being a protester... he protested the apartheid state...

How long was Nelson Mandela in prison?

He was incarcerated in about 4 institutions, 27 years in total. 18  years on Robben island in the Republic of South Africa.    Nelson Mandela was jailed for (technical

Who released Nelson Mandela from prison?

  The National Party government of South Africa under the leadership of President F.W. de Klerk decided to release Nelson R. Mandela from prison.

What was Nelson Mandela put in jail for?

Because he was convicted of high treason, as well as the following: 8 January 1982 attack on the Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town, coinciding with the 70th anniver

What did Nelson Mandela do while in prison?

No one exactly knows what Mandela did whilst he was in prison but  we do know his where abouts. Many people think that he made a group  with other prisoners and they fought

Why was Nelson Mandela put in jail?

The charges were sabbatoge - when the ANC (African National Congress) of which he was the head - planted bombs in hotels and people were killed. This was done to overthow the

What did Nelson Mandela eat in his prison cell?

nelson Mandela eat porridge for his breakfast and they put fish heads in it and he as water with it and they do the same with the breakfast and they may slap a bit of animal s