Through this, Mandela earned a Law Degree through a correspondence program. During this time the South African government came up with a plan to kill Mandela, by allowing him to escape, but killing him during the recapture, this plan was thwarted by British intelligence. Mandela was only allowed to see his wife and kids once every six months, which took an emotional toll on him. But he also kept himself busy by smuggling out political statements, and a draft of his autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom,” which was eventually published five years after his release.
Also during his years in prison, Mandela remained a major leader in the antiapartheid movement. His friend, Oliver Tambo, introduced a “Free Nelson Mandela” campaign in 1980, that made him a household name and also served as fuel for the fire of the international push against South Africa’s discrimination regime. Eventually pressure mounted, and the South African government began to negotiate the freedom of …show more content…
Even after his presidency came to an end, Mandela continued to fight for those who needed help, and he continued to be a champion of peace and social justice not only in South Africa, but also around the world. He established many organizations committed to addressing various global needs and helping people cope with human suffering. In 2002, Mandela became a vocal advocate in the awareness and treatment of AIDS, a disease which claimed the life of his son Makgatho, and is the most rampant in South Africa than any other country in the