jeudi 3 avril 2014

Some Very Interesting Facts About Nelson Mandela

By Alex D White

Mandela is among the most well known African presidents who took the shortest term of office as a president. He is known to be among the many Africa presidents who spent much of their life in detention. Right here are great and interesting facts people should know about Nelson Mandela.

During his lifetime, Mandela has been awarded with hundreds of honors and awards. Mandela was also an honorary member of Manchester United, Honorary citizen of Canada and honorary member of British Labour Party. Mandela is also known to have had a variety of places named after him among them being a prehistoric woodpecker (the Aistralopicus nelsonmandelai), a nuclear particle (the Mandela particle) and an orchid (Paravanda Nelson Mandela).

While studying in the Fort Hare, Mandela was expelled after he was discovered to have participated a student protest. However, Mandela completed his degree in Unisa University few years later. He also joined the Wits University where he pursued his law degree.

Mandela is known to have been housed in a cell size of 2M by 2.5M when he was in prison. The room is known to contain only a bedroll on the floor and a bucket for sanitation. During his term in prison, he was consigned to very difficult jobs in the lime quarries. Mandela was also only allowed to receive letters and visitors after every six months.

Even though the apartheid government proposed to release Mandela for about six times while he was still serving his term he always resisted their offer. He always rejected their offers by mentioning that he favored his freedom more but also cared more for their freedom. He always accompanied this by saying that, he did not see any need of them releasing him while the ANC was still banned.

His birthday was the only date in history which United Nations dedicated as a celebration. The UN is known to have declared his birthday which is on July 18 as an international day. This means he was the first and the only person in history to have a name dedicated for celebration.

When he was being searched for his attempt to change South Africa, his tricks were as well known to be very amazing facts. Mandela is known to have pretended to be a chef boy, garden boy, chauffeur and watchman. He also faked his name to David Motsamayi when he wanted to run off to England and other Africa countries.

During his life, Mandela has had funny and quite interesting facts some which have been mentioned above. Each of these facts explains the life of Mandela during and after he became the first president of South Africa. Besides these facts, Mandela has gained lots of popularity due to his hard work and efforts to change South Africa from what it was to a new state where apartheid is no more.

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