South African President
He was a south Africa anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as president of south Africa from 1994 to 1999. He spent 27 years in prison for his beliefs. He was a grandson of a man who was the ruler of the thembu people.
A symbol of global peacemaking, Nelson Mandela won the noble peace price in 1993. He was given the name Nelson by a school teacher.
Rise to power- He was in prison for treason he got out and start working with president F.W. de klerk,In 1994 in South Africa elected the first black
Nelson Mandela became famous for his long fight against bad government and radical prejudice. He became a hero to people all over the world. As South Africa's President, he was respected for his courage and wisdom in bringing people together to live in peace.
Black, green and yellow are the colors of nelson mandela's political party. The flag incorporates also the colors of the former Boer republics flags. The Y shape represents South Africa's Diverse Society And unity. The past meanings of the colors were that red stands for bloodshed, blue for open blue skies, green for the land, black for the black people, white fr the European people and yellow for the natural resouces such as gold.
Mandela became leader of a secret army, known as Umkhonto we Sizwe or 'Spear of the Nation'. He was hunted by the police, and had to hide and use disguises. He travelled to other countries to ask for help.