Why Did They Jail Nelson Mandela And How Long Did He Stay In Prison?
After the Sharpeville Massacre Mandela set about creating a manifesto of Umkhonto we Sizwe. This got him into trouble for treason. Which was odd because I thought you needed to be a citizen of a country before you could commit treason against it.
He spent 27 years in prison (as apolitical prisoner) - treason but this did not silence him. He continued to advocate for his people even when in jail.
He was a laywer who fought in white South African courtsfor justice and equality of his native South Africank people. He joined the political party which goal was to ovethrow the ruling white governemt and replace it with the government representing equally all the races and minorities of South Africa...
Nelson Mandela was jailed for treason by South Africa´s racist regime and he was in jail for 27 years.He remains a reference leader worldwide for his reconciliatory attitude and in the unity of South Africa across racial lines.He is also admired for not being power hungry.He left governance after serving just one term when he could have stayed for the second term without any constitutional or legal deviance.
He opposed the aparthied regime and oppression in the colonial rules and he was in prison for a duration of 27 years.
by John Holden 7 years ago
RIP.A great man.
by Kenna McHugh 2 years ago
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."-- Nelson Mandela
by Touring Scotland 9 years ago
Is Nelson Mandela the nicest person in the world.Because its either him or Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
by Cuttler 6 years ago
What does Nelson Mandela mean or represent in your life?He might have left our midst physically but his memory lives on in our lives. To more, he is a symbol of compassion, forgiveness, and perseverance. Few could have come out of what he had to go through as strongly as he did. What does he...
by theirishobserver. 11 years ago
For my lastest Hub I have done a review of the movie Invictus which is about Nelson Mandela and the suth African rugby team, what is your view of Mandela......
by Folorunsho Joshua 9 years ago
If you have one minute to spend with Nelson Mandela,what question would you ask him?
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