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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African resistance leader who received a life sentence on Robben Island for opposing apartheid Nelson Mandela personified struggle throughout his life He is still leading the fight against apartheid after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars He has sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people and remains South Africas best known and loved hero Nelson Mandela was born in a village near Umtata in the Transkei on July 18 1918 His father was the principal councilor to the Acting Paramount Chief of Thembuland After his fathers death the young Rolihlahla became the Paramount Chiefs ward to be groomed to assume high office However influenced by the cases that came before the Chief s court he was determined to become a lawyer Hearing the elders stories of his ancestors struggles during the wars of resistance gave him dreams of making his own contribution to the freedom struggle of his people Ngubane After receiving a primary education at a local mission school Nelson Mandela was sent to Healdtown a Wesleyan secondary school He then enrolled at the University College of Fort Hare for the Bachelor of Arts Degree where he was elected onto the Students Representative Council He was suspended from college for joining in a protest boycott He went to Johannesburg where he entered politics by joining the African National Congress in 1942 Woods At the height of the Second World War members of the African National Congress set themselves the task of transforming ANC into a mass movement In September of 1944 they came together to form the African National Congress Youth League Mandela soon impressed his peers by his disciplined work and consistent effort and was elected to the Secretaryship of the Youth League in 1947 Ngubane By painstaking work the ANCYL was able to get support for its policies amongst the ANC members At the 1945
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