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Nelson Mandela released from prison

Nelson Mandela released from prison
  • Nelson Mandela was the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990.

 

  • Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa In 1944, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid.

 

  • He was arrested for treason in 1961, but he has arrested again in 1962 for illegally leaving the country. Convicted and sentenced to five years at Robben Island Prison, he has put on trial again in 1964 on charges of sabotage. He was convicted along with several other ANC leaders and sentenced to life in prison In June 1964.

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