He attended a primary school, where his teacher gave him the name “Nelson” because it was a custom to give everyone a Christian name. Both of his parents were illiterate, however his mother was a devout Christian and sent him to a Methodist church every Sunday, where he was baptized; Christianity became a large part of his life. After being imprisoned for so many years, he took up Christianity and went to a Methodist church every Sunday He was the first black president of South Africa in 1994, in which he served as president for five years. He also wrote a book titled “Long Walk to Freedom” in 1914. This book describes his early life, coming of age, and imprisonment.
He came from a very poor family where they lived in huts and ate a local harvest of maze, sorghum, pumpkin and beans, which was all they could afford. He went on to become the first in his family to attend school. After his father died of lung disease, he was adopted by chief Jongintaba Dalindye. He lived in the royal family’s home in the capital of Thembuland. Mandela was raised just like one of the family members and it was duri...
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...continuously used non-violent tactics to resist prison guards. He also developed creative ways to prevent the prison guards from feeling psychological burdens and victimhood. Although the prisoners were exposed to difficult working conditions, he wanted to make sure that their minds were kept sharp. He continued to make the best out of every situation, no matter what emotions he was feeling; he kept his moral values with him along the way.
Overall, Nelson Mandala was one of the most moral leaders in history because despite his unfortunate circumstances and being in prison for 27 years, he came back out of prison stronger than ever. He continued to show his integrity even in the worst of times. Mandala was a good example of ethical leadership because he showed his integrity and determination throughout his whole life, from imprisonment, presidency, until his death.
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