Luis and Cesar(Nelson Mandela)

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Luis and Cesar(Nelson Mandela)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a lawyer, but also a politician and a social activist. He studied law in Fort Hare university, that was only for black african people because it was subsumed by the apartheid system.He is known by his Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, for being the first black president in his country and, after he left prison, to work for achieving human rights and a better future for everybody there.

He was arrested in Rivonia during 2 years. He was acused for civil disobidience, political sabotage and conspirancy to the government.He was 27 years in prison : -Robben island(1964-1982) -Pollsmoor prison(1982-1988) - Victor Verster Prison: (1988–1990) - Released (1990)

He was awarded with the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize in 1991, with the Prince of Asturias Award in 1992 and the with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, along with Nelson Mandela for his role in the ending of apartheid.He was one of the deputy presidents of South Africa during the presidency of Nelson Mandela until 1996, the last white person to hold the position to date. In 1997 he retired from active politics.

18th. July 1918 – 5th. December 2013.Defender of black people´s rights.

Nelson Mandela



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