He was adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting regent of the Thembu people — a gesture done as a favor to Mandela's father, who, years earlier, had recommended Jongintaba be made chief.
Because their land was controlled by white men, they would never have the power to govern themselves, the chief said. InMandela wed Winnie Madikizela ; the couple had two daughters together, Zenani Argentina's South African ambassador and Zindziswa the South African ambassador to Denmarkbefore separating in The ANC has until now positioned itself — with the moral high-ground displayed by many former liberation movements — as being deserving of permanently staying in government.
InSouth Africa came to the world stage by hosting the Rugby World Cup, which brought further recognition and prestige to the young republic. Studied law.
His home in the upscale Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, already fitted with a hospital-like clinic, has been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care on site. In African tradition, an uncircumcised man cannot inherit his father's wealth, marry or officiate at tribal rituals.
Anti-Apartheid Movement Mandela soon became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress in