Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela left this world on December 5 2013 at the age of 95 due to multiple hospitalization for treatment of a recurring lung infection. It all started back in 1998 when Mandela was first hospitalized, while serving a life sentence, for tuberculosis. After successful overcoming of the disease Mandela was left with a ensuing lung infection in which will be the legend's greatest challenge throughout the next few decades . A challenge that the world will always look back on as one of the most disappointing complications of the 21st century.
After studying law at Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand Nelson Mandela came into the public's eye a few years after 1948 when the South African National Congress's 1952 Defiance Campaign Mandela was appointed superintendent of the organization's Transvaal chapter and presided over the 1955 Congress of the People. Followed by Mandela being repeatedly arrested for several revolutions but was never prosecuted thanks to the help of the ANC's [African National Congress] leadership. Not to mention Nelson Mandela's years of experience of being a lawyer. But after co-founding the militant Umkhonto we Sizwe with some assistance from the South African Communist Party in 1961 Mandela got caught up leading a sabotage campaign against the apartheid government. Which all resulted in Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela being arrested in 1962, convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the government and then sentenced to a life imprisonment.
Legendary: of, described in, or based on legends. Role Model: a person looked to by others as an example to be. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela will always, through my eyes, be viewed as a legendary role model just from his will and passion alone. After being serving 27 years in prison and being released at the age of 71 Mandela still pushed himself to continue his drive to break the practice of racial segregation and do away with the white minority rule. "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I know if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind I'd still be in prison", Mandela said. Four years after being released from prison he went on to be the first black president of South African, from May 10 1994 to June 14 1999. Mandela also went on to obtain the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Soviet Order of Lenin.
"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity"