Former South African President Nelson Mandela has
Mandela was the first black president of South Africa and
the first to win a fully free democratic election in the country. He served a
single term from 1994 through 1999 and then retired from public life.
In June, his health took a turn for the worse and he was
listed in critical condition. After spending 12 weeks in the hospital, Mandela
was released to go home to continue receiving treatment.