Officeholders similar to or like Nelson Mandela

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Wikipedia

  • F. W. de Klerk

    South African retired politician, who served as State President of South Africa from 1989 to 1994 and as Deputy President from 1994 to 1996. As South Africa's last head of state from the era of white-minority rule, he and his government dismantled the apartheid system and introduced universal suffrage. Wikipedia

  • Thabo Mbeki

    South African politician who served as the second president of South Africa from 16 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. On 20 September 2008, with about nine months left in his second term, Mbeki announced his resignation after being recalled by the National Executive Committee of the ANC, following a conclusion by judge C. R. Nicholson of improper interference in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption. Wikipedia

  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

    South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, and the second wife of Nelson Mandela. Deputy minister of arts and culture from 1994 to 1996. Wikipedia

  • Jacob Zuma

    South African politician who served as the fourth democratically elected President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. Wikipedia

  • Helen Suzman

    South African anti-apartheid activist and politician. She represented a succession of liberal and centre-left opposition parties during her 36-year tenure in the whites-only, National Party-controlled House of Assembly of South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. Wikipedia

  • Walter Sisulu

    South African anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress (ANC), serving at times as Secretary-General and Deputy President of the organization. List of people subject to banning orders under apartheid Wikipedia

  • Cyril Ramaphosa

    South African politician serving as President of South Africa since 2018 and President of the African National Congress (ANC) since 2017. Anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman, Ramaphosa served as Deputy President to President Jacob Zuma and Chairman of the National Planning Commission from 2014 to 2018. Wikipedia

  • Mangosuthu Buthelezi

    South African politician and Zulu tribal leader who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in 1975 and was Chief Minister of the KwaZulu bantustan until 1994. Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa from 1994 to 2004. Wikipedia

  • Billy Nair

    South African politician, a member of the National Assembly of South Africa, an anti-apartheid activist and a political prisoner in Robben Island. Long-serving political prisoner on Robben Island along with Nelson Mandela in the 'B' Block for political prisoners. Wikipedia

  • Chris Hani

    The leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Fierce opponent of the apartheid government, and was assassinated by Janusz Waluś, a Polish immigrant and sympathiser of the Conservative opposition on 10 April 1993, during the unrest preceding the transition to democracy. Wikipedia

  • Thabang Makwetla

    South African politician affiliated with the African National Congress (ANC). Member of the National Assembly of South Africa and is the current Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, a role he previously served in between 2009 and 2014. Wikipedia

  • South African anti-Apartheid activist, women's rights activist, and politician. Longtime friend and ally of former President Nelson Mandela. Wikipedia

  • Joe Slovo

    South African politician, and an opponent of the apartheid system. Long-time leader and theorist in the South African Communist Party , a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), and a commander of the ANC's military wing Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Wikipedia

  • Joe Modise

    South African political figure. Its longest serving Commander in Chief, deputised at different points in time by Joe Slovo and Chris Hani. Wikipedia

  • Sam Nujoma

    Namibian revolutionary, anti-apartheid activist and politician who served three terms as the first President of Namibia, from 1990 to 2005. Founding member and the first president of the South West Africa People's Organization in 1960. Wikipedia

  • Anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress (ANC) also as well the first premier of the Eastern Cape. Mhlaba spent 25 years of his life in prison. Wikipedia

  • Dikgang Moseneke

    South African judge and former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa. Born in Pretoria and went to school there. Wikipedia

  • Baleka Mbete

    South African politician who served as the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa from May 2014 to May 2019. Previously Speaker of the National Assembly from 2004 to 2008, and Deputy President of South Africa from 2008 to 2009 under Kgalema Motlanthe. Wikipedia

  • Helen Zille

    South African politician. She has served as the Chairperson of the Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance since 20 October 2019. Wikipedia

  • Robert Mugabe

    Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He served as Leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017. Wikipedia

  • Julius Malema

    South African politician and activist who is a Member of Parliament and the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African political party, which he founded in July 2013. He previously served as President of the African National Congress Youth League from 2008 to 2012. Wikipedia

  • Tony Leon

    South African politician who served as leader of the opposition from 1999-2007 as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA). He led the DA from its inception in 2000, until his retirement from leadership in 2007. Wikipedia

  • South African advocate and professor of law, holding a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University since January 2018. She served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016. Wikipedia

  • South African activist and politician. The son of Z. K. Matthews, an early leader of the African National Congress . Wikipedia

  • South African journalist and politician who was the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa from 1994 to 2004. Indian South African from the Parsi-Indian community of western India. Wikipedia

  • Clarence Makwetu

    South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, and leader of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) during the historic 1994 elections. Born on 6 December 1928 in Hoyita, Cofimvaba in the bantustan of Transkei. Wikipedia

  • Zindzi Mandela

    South African diplomat and poet, and the daughter of anti-apartheid activists and politicians Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The youngest and third of Nelson Mandela's three daughters, including sister Zenani Mandela. Wikipedia

  • Mosiuoa Lekota

    South African politician, who currently serves as the President and Leader of the Congress of the People since 16 December 2008. Previously as a member of the African National Congress, under President Thabo Mbeki, he served in the Cabinet of South Africa as Minister of Defence from 17 June 1999 to 25 September 2008. Wikipedia

  • South African political activist and anti-apartheid campaigner who, along with Nelson Mandela and others, was imprisoned after the Rivonia Trial. Born in Bethlehem, Orange Free State. Wikipedia

  • P. W. Botha

    South African politician. He served as the last Prime Minister from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive State President from 1984 to 1989. Wikipedia


Sentences forNelson Mandela

  • The nine arrested included one Indo-South African, one coloured, two whites and five blacks, one of whom was the future president Nelson Mandela.Johannesburg-Wikipedia
  • The year after, the AI dropped Nelson Mandela as a "prisoner of conscience", because he was convicted of violence by the South African Government.Amnesty International-Wikipedia
  • After John Paul II's death, both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu praised the pope for defending human rights and condemning economic injustice.Pope John Paul II-Wikipedia
  • Ultimately, FW de Klerk opened bilateral discussions with Nelson Mandela in 1993 for a transition of policies and government.South Africa-Wikipedia
  • South Africa rejoined the organization in 1994 under the leadership of Nelson Mandela.UNESCO-Wikipedia
  • Most visitors to Soweto see the Mandela Museum, which is located in the former home of Nelson Mandela.Johannesburg-Wikipedia

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