Nelson Mandela had six children, which includes two sons and four daughters. Mandela's children include sons Madiba Thembekile and Makgatho, two daughters both named Makaziwe, and two daughters named Zenani and Zindziswa.Know More
Nelson Mandela married Evelyn Ntoko Mase in 1944. Son Madiba Thembekile was born in 1945. Daughter Makaziwe was born in 1947 but died of meningitis at 9 months old. Son Makgatho was born in 1950, and second daughter Makaziwe was born in 1954 and named after her deceased sister.
After divorcing Evelyn in 1957, Mandela married Winnie Madikizela in 1958. The couple had daughters Zenani and Zindziswa in 1959 and 1960, respectively, and divorced in 1996.
Madiba Thembekile Mandela died in a 1969 car crash, and Makgatho Mandela died of AIDS in 2005. Nelson Mandela married his third wife, Graca Machel, in 1998, but the two shared no children. Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013.Learn more about Modern History
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. In South Africa, he is often called "Madiba," which was the name of the clan he was born into.Full Answer >
As late as 2008, Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist by the U.S. government, according to NBC News. In 1986, Mandela's political party, the African National Congress (ANC), was condemned by President Ronald Reagan for engaging in "calculated terror." South Africa's apartheid regime declared the ANC a terrorist group, as did the Reagan administration.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela began his career as a lawyer before becoming an anti-apartheid revolutionary and serving as president of South Africa. For his social justice, human rights and anti-apartheid work, Mandela was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela's first wife was Evelyn Ntoko Mase. Married in 1944, the couple had two sons: Madiba “Thembi” Thembekile and Makgatho Mandela. They also had two daughters, both named Makaziwe "Maki" Mandela. Their first daughter died at nine months of age, and their second daughter was named in her honor.Full Answer >