Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Ten Fun Facts About Nelson Mandela

Fact 1: Nelson Mandela was the first South African President who was elected in a completely democratic election.

Fact 2: He was an activist against apartheid, and he was the leader of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).

Fact 3: Mandela spent twenty-seven years in prison, many of those years were spent on Robben Island.

Fact 4: Nelson Mandela won the Nobel prize in 1993.

Fact 5: He was born in Mvezo on July 18 of 1918.

Fact 6: Mandela's original name was Rolihlahla Mandela.

Fact 7: In his spare time, Nelson Mandela studied to become a lawyer.

Fact 8: Nelson Mandelas favorite breakfast was plain porridge, with fresh fruit and fresh milk.

Fact 9: Nelson Mandela has honorary degrees from more than 50 international universities.

Fact 10: Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999 and started residing in his birth place.

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