Nelson Mandela was the first black president in South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. After he left prison, he worked to achieve human rights and a better future for everyone in South Africa
Britain's Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris at age :: 17 March Diana meets South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town. He praised Diana for having infuenced his government to ban the making of anti-personnel mines.