Mandela and seven colleagues imprisoned
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's life began in a tiny village in South Africa, which he describes as "removed from the world of great events." It was the start of a life that would not only take part in great events, but help shape them. His extraordinary life has led him from being branded a terrorist in his own country and a 27-year imprisonment to taking office as South Africa's first democratically elected president and becoming an international symbol of peace and social justice. The CBC Digital Archives brings you a look back at the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela.
• Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, Transkei. He died at home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013.
Program: The CBC National News
Broadcast Date: June 12, 1964
Host: Alex Trebek
Reporter: Patrick Keatley
Photo: Photo Credit: Canadian Press
Last updated: February 5, 2014
Page consulted on February 5, 2014
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