To what prisons was Nelson Mandela sentenced? He was the first black president in South Africa.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 1918)was the first black man to be elected as President of South Africa (serving from 1994 to 1999), taking office after spending much of his life in prison due to his anti-apartheid activities. Known as Madiba ("father") in his native country, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 1918)was the first black man to be elected as President of South Africa (serving from 1994 to 1999), taking office after spending much of his life in prison due to his anti-apartheid activities. Known as Madiba ("father") in his native country, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Convicted of sabotage in 1962, Mandela was sentenced to life in prison. His first stay was in the Johannesburg Fort before being transferred to the prison on Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town, where he spent 18 years. In 1984, Mandela was sent to Pollsmoor Prison in Tokai, near Cape Town, before spending his final years (1988-1990) behind bars at Victor Verster Prison near Paarl.

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