Thursday, August 20, 2009

28 Years in Jail

You might have heard about great leaders who had spent their life for the freedom of their country, but he is the one who spent thirty years of his lifetime in jail for the freedom of South Africa and he is none other than Mr. Nelson Mandela. His real name was Rolihlahla Mandela who born in the year July 18, 1918. He became a member of African National Congress (ANC) in the year 1942. ANC was a movement which follows politeness and Ahimsa, but Nelson Mandela started boycotts and strikes against government later. In the meantime he studied for lawyer to protect his country people. At last he was arrested for going between countries without a passport and working against government. He was released from prison after 28 years on 11 February 1990. Now he is living peacefully in his home country.

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