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DM2000020203:SAED:PERSONALITY:POLITICS:1952 – Mandela in his office – Mandela and Tambo Attorneys – Chancellor House Fox Street, Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela, Transvaal President and Deputy National President of the banned ANC, was born in Umtata 46 years ago, the son of a prominent chief. In his early life he was fascinated with his people’s history and culture. After matriculating he went to Fort Hare where he was drawn into student politics. When Mandela was told that a marraige had been arranged for him at home, he fled to Johannesburg in 1941. There he met Walter Sisulu, who introduced him to a legal firm to which Mandela became articled. His white employer help Mandela to become an attorney. Mandela believed that Africans in South Africa were one people as far as their interests and destiny were concerned. And in 1941 he joined the African National Congress. With Oliver Tambo and others, he founded the vigorous ANC Youth League. Tambo and Mandela eventually went into legal p