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18 Sep 2017
Nelson Mandela was born
Joins the African National Congress (ANC) as an activist.
Arrested after living on the run for seventeen months and was imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort.
Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison but again goes on the run
Captured and convicted of sabotage and treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 46, initially on Robben island where he would be kept for 18 years
Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years
Becomes President of the African National Congress ( ANC )
Free Elections where black South Africans are allowed to vote for the first time. Nelson Mandela runs for President The ANC won 252 of the 400 seats in the national assembly
Nelson Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer with radiation
Nelson Mandela announced that he would be retiring from public life at the age of 85
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