What Change Brought International Leaders to South Africa?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022

The change brought by the international leaders to South Africa: Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress fought against apartheid. He spent thirty years in prison. Finally, their struggle became fruitful when in 1994 democratic elections were held in South Africa. Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa.

Role of International Leaders in South Africa

The important details pertaining to the role of international leaders in South Africa are given below:

  • Nelson Mandela became the first black president after more than three centuries of White rule.
  • The inauguration ceremony was attended by politicians and dignitaries from more than 140 countries around the world.
  • On that day Nelson Mandela said, “Never, never again will this beautiful land experience the oppression of one by another ”.
  • It was South Africa’s first democratic, non-racial government.
  • A pledge to liberate the people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender, and other discrimination was taken.

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  • Apartheid was fought by Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress. Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa after more than three centuries of White rule.

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