Nelson Mandela's first wife was Evelyn Ntoko Mase. Married in 1944, the couple had two sons: Madiba “Thembi” Thembekile and Makgatho Mandela. They also had two daughters, both named Makaziwe "Maki" Mandela. Their first d... More » History Modern History

Nelson Mandela was born into a Methodist family, and he was baptised as a Methodist while he was still a child. He attended a Methodist school and church while he was growing up in the town of Qunu. More » World View Religion

Nelson Mandela had three wives. He divorced his first two wives and married his third wife, Graca Machel, on his 80th birthday. He had six children, four with his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase, and two with his second wi... More » History Modern History
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