Nelson Mandela whose full names are Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela born on July 18 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His parents’ names are Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mandela. At the age of 12, his father passed away.
When at the primary school level, his teacher Miss Mdingane gave the custom of giving all school children Christian names. Therefore, she called him Nelson.
Marital Status of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela’s wives are three and had 7 children one being a stepdaughter.
The names of the wives were:
- Evelyn Ntoko Mase (1944-58)
- Winnie Madakizela Mandela (1958-96)
- Grace Machele was his last wife from 1998 till his death.
The children are:
- Zindzinswa Mandela
- Madiba Thembekile
- Makaziwe Mandela
- Makgatho Mandela
- Makaziwe Mandela
- Josina. Z.Machel (stepdaughter)
- Zenani Mandela
Today only three of the seven are still alive. Also, there are 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Nelson Mandela net worth.
Neldon being a former South African president left an estate at Vale, Johannesburg worth $4.13.
The family was to receive $130 000 and benefits including governing ANC, personal staff, and several institutions.
Mandwla children each receive a loan worth $300000 during their lifetime and will have no debt to pay.
Close staff each gets $50 000
Nelson was a political and philosophical man who had a net worth of $ 1 million at the time of his death in 2013. The will was first written in 2004 and was last amended in 2018. The will was 40 pages.
He began his presidency on 10th May 1994. He was the first non-white of state in the history of South Africa, taking office at the age of 75. His party was the African National Congress.
He was famous for successfully leading the resistance to South African apartheid in the 20th century when he was jailed in Robben Island Prison from 1964 to 82. Also, he won the Nobel prize for peace In 1993.
Therefore, he was also known for being the first black president of South Africa.
On December 5 2013at around 20: 50 South Africa local time, Nelson Mandela passed away at his home in Houghton in Johannesburg. So, he died at the age of 95.
However, his death was announced to the people by president Jacob Zuma on National Television.
South Africa observed ten days of mourning with the memorial services being held all over the city of Johannesburg and also the country, while the main service was held at FNB stadium in the city.
Mandela’s body lays in the state of the UNONA Building waiting for a funnel that was later held on 15th December in QUNU, easter cape, where the body was buried.