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 (măn-dĕl′ə), Nelson Rolihlahla 1918-2013.
South African president (1994-1999) and political leader imprisoned for nearly 30 years for his antiapartheid activities. Released in 1990, he led the African National Congress in negotiating an end to apartheid. In 1993 he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. His former wife, Winnie (born c. 1936), also played a key role as a leader of the ANC.
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1. (Biography) Nelson (Rolihlahla). 1918–2013, Black South African statesman: president of South Africa (1994–99). Jailed in 1962 for 5 years and, in 1964, for life, he was released in 1990 after a long international campaign; deputy president of the African National Congress (1990–91) and president (1991–97); elected president of South Africa in 1994; Nobel peace prize jointly with F. W. de Klerk in 1993
2. (Biography) (Numzano) Winnie. born 1934, Black South African political activist: campaigned for the release of her husband Nelson Mandela; they divorced in 1996
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(mænˈdɛl ə)

Nelson (Rolihlahla), born 1918, president of South Africa 1994–99: Nobel peace prize 1993.
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Noun1.Mandela - South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
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