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The Life And Times Of Nelson Mandela


Former South African President and anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela passed away late last night at the age of 95.

He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy and one that firmly cements him among the most influential men in history.

Here, we take a look at the life of Madiba from his early days right up until yesterday evening. 

July 18, 1918 Born Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela near Qunu, in Transkei (now Eastern Cape), the youngest son of a counsellor to the chief of his Thembu clan.

1944 – Founds African National Congress (ANC) Youth League with Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu.

Marries his first wife Evelyn. They had a daughter and two sons and were divorced in 1957.

1952 – Mandela and others arrested and charged under the Suppression of Communism Act. Given suspended prison sentence.

Elected deputy national president of ANC.

1958 – Marries Winnie Madikizela. They separated in April 1992 and were divorced about four years later.

1960 – Sharpeville Massacre of black protesters by police. Continue reading

Court Allows Pistorius To Travel

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The courts in South Africa have cleared Paralympian and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for international travel.

Under the previous conditions of his bail, he was not permitted to leave South Africa, and had to alert authorities if he wanted to leave the immediate district where he currently resides. His passport is now to be returned to him, and he is allowed to travel if he wishes. He has also been granted permission to return to his home in Pretoria to collect some belongings; previously, he was refused access to his house and had been staying with family.

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Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail

opAfter a four day debate, and a lengthy two hour speech detailing the entire case so far, Oscar Pistorius was granted bail at about half past two yesterday afternoon. He was released to his family, and had to surrender all passports and firearms, and was disallowed from entering any airport. Continue reading