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dipeman00482.Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa smiling as he's on the webpage for the ANC (African national congress) on 20 March, 1997 in Cape Town, South Africa. The ANC freedom fighter was in prison for 27 years and released in 1990 after the unbanning of the ANC. He became President of South Africa after the first multiracial democratic elections in April 1994. Mr Mandela retired after one term in 1999 and gave the leadership to the current president Mr Thabo Mbeki..©Per-Anders Pettersson/ iAfrika Photos