How Many Years Did Nelson Mandela Spend in Prison?


Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years in prison serving hard labour in Robben Island prison off Cape Town. Although jailed for life, he was released in 1990 and received a Nobel Prize. Mandela was later elected South Africa's president in the country's first multi-racial elections held in 1994.
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Nelson Mandela was a political prisoner in South Africa for 27 years. The breakdown of his prison time and where he was held is: 1964 to 1982: Robben Island. 1982 to 1988: Pollsmoor
Nelson Mandela served a total of 18 years between
He was a threat to the apartheid state. It's really that simple. EDIT - It isn't accurate to say that he was non-violent. He viewed physical violence as a last option, but he did
Robben Island.
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