Nelson Mandela

Essay by ghostcat16High School, 11th gradeA+, April 2014

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The two faces of Nelson Mandela To begin with - who really is Nelson Mandela? In My essay I will discuss about his two faces. Which one of them suits him more, it is up to you to decide. On the one hand - A former South Africa President. Mandela fought to end apartheid, served from 1994 - 1999 as the first black president elected to office in his country and became a global popular hero. He died on the fifth of December. Relentless in his struggle against oppression - Nelson Mandela survived decades in prison and stayed the course through enormous punishment - ultimately leading his country into freedom. In his dedication to the liberties of his people and his defeat of apartheid, Mandela became a global symbol of triumph over adversity and one of the most recognizable human rights advocates of the twentieth century. Described by other leaders of the world as "charming", "kind-hearted", and "humble", Mandela and his heroic legacy changed the history of his country while teaching the rest of world the importance of perseverance, justice and forgiveness.

So… described like that, he is like an angel. But I recently have done some research, deeper in his history to learn who he really is. About his "bad" side. Lets continue to his second personality. On the other hand - He was a leader of the African National Congress ( ANC ), an organization designated a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department and many governments and intelligence agencies. He was also a co-founder of the ANC's "Umkhonto we Sizwe" translated "Spear of the Nation", a militant terrorist group. He was convinced for his terrorist and subversive activities within those organizations. South Africa under ANC rule has attained the dubious distinction of being the most...