Peacebuilders: The Making of Mandela


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Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison but upon his release, he chose reconciliation over revenge.


Nelson was born “Rolihlahla” Mandela, which means “troublemaker” in Xhosa.  His parents were illiterate, and he herded cattle. When he was 12 his father died, leaving him feeling “cut adrift”, but Mandela inherited his father’s “proud rebelliousness” and he grew up listening to stories of ancestors’ valor during wars of resistance.



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One Response to “Peacebuilders: The Making of Mandela”

  1. Cena Foura says:

    Mandela was a terrorist. South Africa changed because white people voted for democratic governance not because of any kind of so called “resistance war” which was nothing more than an islamomarxist attack on humanity.