1 Portrayal |
6' 3¼" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
When Mandiba walked out into the stadium in 1995 in front of 65,000 people, of whom 99.99% would have been white, they all started shouting, 'Nelson. Nelson. Nelson' They sang 'Shosholoza', an Ndebele song, a freedom song. Why? Because sport can be a catalyst for the healing process to start.
He captained the Springboks rugby team which defeated New Zealand in the 1995 World Cup match, which did much to reduce racial tensions in South Africa.