Ten facts unknown to Nelson Mandela
Today is the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the great hero of the anti-apartheid movement. He migrated to Parpar in 2013. If he had survived, this leader would have celebrated his 100th birth anniversary today. Nelson Mandela is not here today. But his fighting spirit has become a beacon and he is fighting against discrimination.
Today’s episode contains some unknown facts about Nelson Mandela-
- Mandela often disguised himself to avoid being arrested for his political activities. He would occasionally disguise himself as a field worker or a professional after wearing other clothes.
- He was released on February 11, 1990. He then took part in peace talks with the white government of South Africa on behalf of his party. Mandela suffered many hardships while in prison. He was kept in a small cell where there was no bed. He was forced to work hard all day at the limestone quarrying center.
- Mandela’s eyes were badly damaged while working in the mine. The tears in Mandela’s eyes were so damaged that no tears were shed in his later life. While in prison, Mandela earned a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of South Africa.
- While in prison, Mandela made contact with other anti-apartheid leaders, such as Desmond Tutu and Oliver Tambu. While in prison, he completed the draft of his autobiographical book, A Long Walk to Freedom.
- Mandela loved sports. At a young age, he had a keen interest in boxing and long-distance running competitions. Mandela loved boxing because everyone had an equal chance to participate in the sport. In Long Walk to Freedom, he writes, boxing is a level playing field where ring, rank, age, color, and wealth are irrelevant issues.
- According to a BBC report, Mandela used to exercise every morning during his 27 years in prison. Not a single day was an exception. He began his college life at the University of Witwatersrand but was expelled for participating in a student protest.
- Mandela after being expelled from the university. In 1941, 23-year-old Mandela fled to Johannesburg to attend a wedding. Two years later, he took a law degree from Westwater University in Africa. There he mingled with people of different castes and tribes.
- After moving to Johannesburg, Mandela began his first job as a security guard at a mining company. There he completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Africa.
- Nelson Mandela has three wives. They are Evelyn Mess, Winnie Madikizela, and Grace Machel. Evelyn Mess was a nurse. Mandela married her in 1944. They have two sons and two daughters. They divorced in 1958. Mandela married in 1944 in the month of Avelis. They divorced in 1958. In 1952, as a lawyer, Mandela began practicing law in Johannesburg with his colleague Oliver Tambo.
- In 1956, 155 people, including Mandela, were charged with treason. However, after 4 years of trial, the charges against Mandela were dismissed. But with the passage of new laws, anti-apartheid propaganda needs to be strongly resisted. In 1958, Mandela married Winnie for the second time. His wife played an active role in getting Mandela out of prison.