Official ANC Policy <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>ANC decided to fight Apartheid by using peaceful means . </li></ul><ul><li>Strikes, demonstrations and non-co-operation. </li></ul><ul><li>This was the accepted official ANC policy. </li></ul>
<ul><li>When ANC failed to bring peaceful change, they then decided to use violent forms of political struggle. </li></ul><ul><li>He was captured again and sent to life in prison. </li></ul>
The convicted were taken to Robben Island Prison - June 16th 1964
Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment , in Robben Island Prison
Robben Island is not far from Cape Town Robben Island was a prison for political prisoners
Maximum Security Prison The prison was closed in 1991
In 1988 a stamp was made in Russia in honour of Nelson Mandela has received more than 50 International honorary degrees from Universities. Nelson Mandela Statue in London Parliament Square He has been awarded with honorary citizenship to many cities in the world. Even streets and parks have been named after him worldwide.
FW De Klerk ( the last white President of South Africa) started talks with Mandela and the ANC, leading to the release of Nelson in 1990 after 27 years in prison.
Nelson and his wife Winnie leaving the prison. This is known as the “Walk to Freedom”
On his release on Sunday the 11 th February 1990, Mandela and the ANC agreed to stop the armed struggle.
Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk receive the Nobel Peace prize in 1992
Nelson Mandela casting his vote in South Africa's first democratic election in 1994.
All the people of South Africa on the 27 April 1994 voted for the first time
People stood for many hours in line to cast their first vote ever.
Nelson Mandela's greatest pleasure, his most private moment, is watching the sun set with the music of Handel or Tchaikovsky playing.
Quotes by Nelson <ul><li>After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. </li></ul><ul><li>Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It always seems impossible until its done. </li></ul>