Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)
The world has lost one of the greatest figures of the 20th century in the passing of Nelson Mandela, iconic revolutionary who ended apartheid in South Africa. Africa’s last great statesman, Mandela presided over a largely peaceful political transition and stepped aside after only one term in power. He was the first black President of South Africa and under his aegis, the country dismantled the institutional legacy of apartheid and racism. He remained the country’s moral compass in the silence of his twilight in much the same way he served as the liberation movement’s rallying cry through 27 years of incarceration.
In his traditional attire
Mandela with his wife Evelyn
Then Prevalent system of Apartheid
Robben Island where Mandela was prison-ed for 27 years
Prison Cell, Robben Island
Prison Compound, Robben Island
Mandela’s House where he stayed after being released from the prison, this is a national monument now.
Mandela, casting his vote in the 1994 election
Mandela on the eve of his 90th Birthday in May 2008