- Nelson (Rolihlahla). born 1918, Black South African statesman: president of South Africa (1994–99).
Jailed in 1962 for 5 years and, in 1964, for life, he was released in 1990 after a
long international campaign; deputy president of the African National Congress (1990–91)
and president (1991–97); elected president of South Africa in 1994; Nobel peace prize
jointly with F. W. de Klerk in 1993
- (Numzano) Winnie. born 1934, Black South African political activist: campaigned for the release of
her husband Nelson Mandela; they divorced in 1996
Example Sentences Including 'Mandela'
And yesterday former South African President Nelson Mandela landed at Dublin airport.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has stated he will not meet with Mr. Bush, citing the American-led war in Iraq.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Guitarist Brian May said: "This is a great occasion for Queen to fulfil our continuing commitment to Nelson Mandela 's AIDS cause.
NME (New Musical Express) (2004)
Lennox is apparently disappointed that Nelson Mandela is not attending; he should be more concerned about Hasim Rahman.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Mandela held up the World Cup trophy triumphantly following the announcement by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
There emerged black leaders of wisdom and humanity like Nelson Mandela , who is striving to assure South Africa of a better future.
The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
We met when I was there last year, taking pictures of Winnie Mandela -- `
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