December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, died today at the age of 95.
Prior to his presidency, Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years at three different prisons after pleading guilty to 156 acts of public violence, including the Johannesburg railway station bombing.
He was also a member of the South African Communist Party and a co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, a guerrilla warfare group declared a terrorist organization by the United States in the 1960s.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Tags: foreign affairs