Today, December 5th, marks the tenth death anniversary of the iconic leader Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mvezo, South Africa. Due to his involvement in the fight against apartheid, he was imprisoned by the apartheid regime of South Africa. He spent 18 years of his 27-year prison sentence on the infamous Robben Island.
With the demise of apartheid, Nelson Mandela played a leadership role in the establishment of a multiracial democracy. He is honored by the United Nations, which declared his birthday, July 18, as Mandela Day. Recognizing his significant contributions to human rights, the United Nations established the Nelson Mandela Prize in 2014. Mandela, as a symbol of peace, shared the Nobel Peace Prize with South African President F.W. de Klerk in 1993.
On the evening of December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela took his last breath, leaving behind a legacy of resilience, reconciliation, and the pursuit of justice.