A renowned African leader, Jomo Kenyatta, once said that: “Our children may learn about the heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.”
With this assertion, some great African heroes defile all odds just to bring smile unto the promising face of Africans as their numerous efforts and sheer determination brought nothing to Africans but freedom and justice for all, and the promising future that e belong now.
The principles of Africanism; a feature of language or culture regarded as characteristically African stood as the hope of the world in their times as it remains our duty as Africans to make the toil of our forefathers something worthwhile.
This article is aimed as celebrating a renowned African leader who was shamed to the extent of been imprisoned, caused great mental suffering to and was left to go through an ordeal that was not something good to be in our archives but to prove their worth to this generation and the next generation to come it was then documented with tears in our eyes.
I therefore celebrate with you the true son of Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18th July, 1918 to Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela as his dad and Mrs Nonqaphi Nosekeni as his mothers.
Nelson Mandela lost his fathers when he was at the age of 12 in the year 1930 became a ward of Jongintaba at the Great Place in Mqhekezweni.
With hopes and aspiration that was said to him in the form of a story, young Rolihlahla was inspired by heroes of South Africa to stand foe equality and justice for his god people in South Africa.
With the hope to make a positive impact to his country and the African country as a whole, Nelson Mandela rose to the occasion as he took his studies seriously as he was acknowledged with the privileged to study LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand. With a sense of sincerity, Nelson Mandela admitted that he was a bad student therefore you drop out of schooling in the university.
Determination graced Nelson, as with all the shackles in the pursuit of his goal stood up strongly and worked towards his course as he was awarded an LLB from The South African University.
Politics in the face of Mandela, with his interest and request, led him to join the African National Congress in 1944 as he was also instrumental in the formation of the pressure group, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).
In the year 1944, Nelson Mandela tied the knot with a nurse by the name, Evelyn Mase as they gave birth to two beautiful children though their marriage has the knot untied as they divorced in 1958.