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3 Unusual Cars Used By Nelson Mandela While He Was Alive

Source: https://autojosh.com/3-iconic-cars-used-by-nelson-mandela-photos/


When Nelson Mandela was released from jail after 27 years, workers at the Mercedes-Benz plant in East London, South Africa, presented him with a special gift: a red S-Class.


Philipp Groom, who still works with Mercedes-Benz South Africa, reveals in a video that they decided to build an automobile by hand a few days after Mandela's release.

They approached management with their plan, who agreed to contribute the parts, and the workers promised to build the car during unpaid overtime.


Workers at the company can be seen dancing and singing in joy as they work on the car. "All of the employees wanted to be a part of it, and they all wanted to touch the truck," Groom

adds.

When he received the red W126 S-Class, Mandela said it would remind him of the blood shed by South Africans in the struggle to eliminate apartheid.


The automobile is presently on display at Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum.


Other cars used by him includes


1. Toyota Cressida

2. BMW 760Li


Biography:


Nelson Mandela was a South African civil rights leader. He opposed apartheid, a system in which non-white individuals were separated from white citizens and denied equal rights. He spent much of his life in prison as a result of his demonstrations, but he became a symbol for his people. He would later become the president of South Africa.


Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?


Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. Rolihlahla is his given name. Nelson was given to him by a teacher at school. Nelson's father was the chief of the city of Mvezo, and he was a member of Thimbu aristocracy. He went to the College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand for school and then college.


Mandela earned his legal degree at Witwatersrand, where he met some of his fellow anti-apartheid campaigners.


Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for how long?


He was imprisoned for 27 years. He declared that he would die for his convictions if he had to compromise his principles in order to be released. In South Africa, he wanted all people of all races to have equal rights.


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