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Great Interesting Facts About Nelson Mandela

By Alex D White

Mandela is one of the most famous African presidents who is known to have taken the shortest term in the presidential seat. He is also known to be one of those many Africa presidents who spent most of their life in detention. Below are some great and interesting facts you may need to know about Nelson Mandela.

Throughout his lifetime, Mandela was awarded numerous honours and awards. He was an honorary member of Manchester United, Honorary citizen of Canada and honorary member in British Labor Party. His name is known to have been used in a variety of instances including a nuclear particle (the Mandela particle) prehistoric woodpecker (the Aistralopicus nelsonmandelai) as well as 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.

When serving his term in prison, Mandela is known to have been housed in a 2M by 2.5M cell. This room is considered to have contained nothing more than a bucket for sanitation and bedroll on the floor. As part of his imprisonment, Mandela was consigned to hard tasks such as working on a lime quarry. He was also only permitted to one letter and visitor after each six months.

Despite the fact that the apartheid government suggested to discharge Mandela for around six occasions when serving his jail term, he at all times opposed their offer. He always declined their offers by mentioning that even though he loved his freedom he favored their freedom more. This was meant to mean that there was no need for him to be freed when ANC was still banned since it stood for his Nation.

His birthday is the only date ever, which UN devoted like a celebration date. The UN declared his birthday that is on 18 to be celebrated globally. Actually, he is the only person whose birthday has ever been declared as a holiday by the UN.

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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