Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela at Mvezo in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. He is the son of Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela. His father was a chief and a counselor to the high chief of the Thembu and a member of the Madiba clan. In Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, he mentions that his name, given to him by his father, “"Rolihlahla" in the Xhosa language literally means "pulling the branch of a tree," but more commonly translates as "troublemaker."” According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a troublemaker is one that habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inci...
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... arrest he founded the law firm Mandela and Tambo after partnering with Oliver Tambo, a bright student he'd met while attending Fort Hare. The Law firm provided free and low-cost legal counsel to unrepresented blacks. Managing a firm and taking care of matters at ANC was too much to take on. In 1959, the movement had lost much of its militant support. Though the ANC weakened Mandela remained optimistic. He didn’t give up rather he felt,
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