Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress ... more »

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  • Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short- term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of fr...
    Nelson Mandela (b. 1918), South African political leader. Statement, April-May 1964, to the court in the Rivonia trial, South Africa. quoted in Fatima...
  • ''Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.''
    Nelson Mandela (b. 1918), South African political leader. statement from prison, Feb. 10, 1985. quoted in Higher than Hope, pt. 4, ch. 30, Fatima Meer...
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