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1918 Born in the Eastern Cape – 1943 Joined African National Congress – 1956 Charged with high treason, but charges dropped after a four-year trial – 1962 Arrested, convicted of incitement and leaving country without a passport, sentenced to five years in prison – 1964 Charged with sabotage, sentenced to life – 1990 Freed from prison – 1993 Wins Nobel Peace Prize – 1994 Elected first black president – 1999 Steps down as leader – 2001 Diagnosed with prostate cancer – 2004 Retires from public life – 2005 Announces his son has died of an HIV/Aids-related illness  – 2013 Dies in Johannesburg.

 

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This is musical tribute to Nelson Mandela with poignant songs of hope, freedom and the future.

The Specials – Free Nelson Mandela

Sugar Minott – A Letter To Nelson Mandela 

Barrington Levy- Mandela You’re Free

Macka B and Kofi – Proud of Mandela

Bob Marley – Redemption Song

Dennis Brown – Africa

Black Uhuru – General Penitentiary

Gregory Isaacs – Jailer

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Africa Unite