Top 10 Nelson Mandela quotes

Top 10 Nelson Mandela quotes

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Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela became the first black leader of Africa's biggest economy after historic all-race elections in 1994.

Before his 1990 release he spent nearly three decades in prison for conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government.

He stepped down as president in 1999 after one term in office and has been removed from politics for a decade. His last appearance in public was at the final of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg in 2010.

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