Tomorrow, 18 July 2009, is Madiba’s 91st birthday. Nelson Mandela, affectionately call Mandiba was born on 18 July 1918 in the Transkei. His given name is Rolihlahla. He was given the English name Nelson when he went to school. In his early life, Madiba was a prominent part of the anti-apartheid struggle, a key member of the ANC and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe.
He spent 27 years (out of a life sentence) in prison for “acts of terrorism” the greater part of which he was on Robben Read more [...]