Why was Nelson Mandela sent to prison?

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Mandela was jailed in November 1962 for five years for leaving South Africa illegally. While in jail, he was convicted for sabotage and sentenced to a life in prison. He served his prison term on Robben Island, but was moved to Polls moor Prison in Cape Town in 1984 and transferred to the Victor Verster Prison near Paarl in 1988. He was freed in February 11, 1990.
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