25 Things You Didn’t Know About Nelson Mandela And His Enduring Legacy

Although western media always painted him as a hero, Nelson always resisted his public image and insisted that he was “an ordinary man who had become leader because of extraordinary circumstances”. Granted, not all of the things on this list are upstanding, and like all of us he had his share of faults, but by the end you’ll find out 25 things you didn’t know about Nelson Mandela and his enduring legacy.

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He was married three times, the last time when he was 80 years old

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His second wife was name Winnie, and she was crazy. She got arrested for torturing and murdering several people while Nelson was in prison.

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You probably already know this but he was in prison for 27 years because of anti government activity

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He rejected numerous conditional offers of release


He loved boxing

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