Today we honor and celebrate the Thembu Indigenous Leader who lead his people and his country to freedom.
“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.“
– Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mvezo, on the banks of the Mbashe River in Transkei, South Africa. “Rolihlahla” in the Xhosa language literally means “pulling the branch of a tree,” but more commonly translates as “troublemaker.”