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Remembering Nelson Mandela: How much do you know about his legacy?

This file photo from 1994 shows Nelson Mandela. The former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who waged a long and ultimately victorious struggle against apartheid, died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, South African President Jacob Zuma said. (Jerry Holt, The Star Tribune/AP/File)

Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader of South Africa who passed at age 95 on Dec. 5, 2013, led the struggle against apartheid and served as South Africa's first black president. 

How well do you know this towering global statesman? 

- Correspondent

1. Nelson Mandela became president of South Africa in what year?

On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first ever election with universal suffrage, voting into power the previously-banned liberation movement, the African National Congress. The ANC’s leader, Nelson Mandela, became the new democracy’s first president.

On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first ever election with universal suffrage, voting into power the previously-banned liberation movement, the African National Congress. The ANC’s leader, Nelson Mandela, became the new democracy’s first president.

On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first ever election with universal suffrage, voting into power the previously-banned liberation movement, the African National Congress. The ANC’s leader, Nelson Mandela, became the new democracy’s first president.

On April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first ever election with universal suffrage, voting into power the previously-banned liberation movement, the African National Congress. The ANC’s leader, Nelson Mandela, became the new democracy’s first president.

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1985

 

1990

 

1994

 

1998

 
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