Product DetailsFDC INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA with his signature
President Nelson Mandela was the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He was inaugurated on May 10, 1994 and on this day South Africa entered into new dispensation.
One of the first acts as president was signing 500 special designed FDC's.
200 copies were given to the VIP guests on the inauguration and 300 copies were send into the country to philanthropy shops.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Qunu near Umtata in the Transkei. He became an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. On February, 1990, the day of his release, he spoke his following famous words: "I stand before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant to you, the people." Thereafter Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to multiracial democracy in 1994. As president from 1994 to 1999, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation. Mandela was the first recipient of the Marten Luther King Jr. Peace Prize and shared in 1993 with the then ruling president F.W. de Klerk the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.
The FDC is in a good condition.