"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace” - Mandela (1918 - 2013)
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was one revolutionary leader who set records for a number of firsts!
- Did you know he was not born Nelson? He was named Rolihlahla at birth but was named Nelson by a teacher after being baptized at the United Methodist Church
- Did you know that Nelson Mandela was a Lawyer? And he together with Oliver Tambo established the Country's first black Law Firm in 1952
- Did you know that he was the first black South African President?
- Did you know that he refused to run for a second term in office, an attribute not very common with world leaders, especially those in Africa.
- Did you know that Nelson Mandela was on the Terrorist Watch List of the United States until 2008?
- Did you know that Nelson Mandela in his lifetime received over 250 honours including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize? (he and the then President of South Africa - F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Mandela fought for the rights of others, stood for equity, lived by enviable principles and now leaves us all with a beautiful memory.
He is unarguably one of the most (if not the most) respected post-colonial figures in Africa
Below is our tribute to this great icon!