A long walk through life

2008-07-17 00:00

NELSON Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, at Qunu, near Umtata, the son of Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela, chief councillor to the paramount of the Thembu.

In late 1950, Mandela became national president of the Youth League and in 1952 was appointed national “volunteer-in-chief” of the Defiance Campaign. He travelled around South Africa enlisting volunteers to break apartheid laws. The campaign officially opened on June 26, 1952, with Mandela and 51 others breaking curfew regulations.

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