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In Nelson Mandela Inauguration speech he proclaimed that his country was free at last His speech showed hope and progression to better Africa after the many hard years that they had been through This speech made the statement that South Africa was going to make changes and come together to become a nation of hope freedom justice and equality for allNelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918 in Transkei which is the eastern cape of South Africa His name meant trouble maker in the Xhosa language This was an excellent name for Mandela because he always spoke his mind no matter the situation If Mandela did not think something was right he would do anything to change it from the way it was to better his people Prior to Mandela becoming president South Africa was going through a lot with the apartheid The apartheid was a group who was very intense in racial segregation Mandela was part of the African National Congress ANC who tried to go against the apartheid However in 1960 the ANC got banned and they formed the MK Mandela became the commander in chief over the MK and left the country in 1962 to organize a military training for the guerrillas from South Africa and other African countries When he returned he was arrested and put in prison for twenty-seven years for his involvement with the MK The president FW de Klerk at the time Mandela was to be released from prison was worried and thought that the nation would be in chaos and Klerk thought that they would war because of the things that happen to Mandela and him being put in prison for no reason and the persecution of those who resisted However Klerk was wrong about this Things went the opposite way that he was thinking and peace was brought to this nation In opening his speech Mandela proclaimed that South Africa was experiencing a new democracy after
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