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#MceboDlamini: 6 Things Mcebo Dlamini has in common with Nelson Mandela



1.Nelson Mandela was also Youth leader ( Mcebo Dlamini current youth leader of Fees Must Fall )

2. At aged 30's Nelson Mandela was also in politics (Mcebo Dlamini is currently 32 old )

3. Nelson Mandela was also doing LLB course (Mcebo Dlamini currently doing LLB)

4. Nelson Mandela was also enrolled at Wits University (Mcebo Dlamini currently enrolled Wits University)

5. Nelson Mandela also have more than Two kids while studying at Wits University (Mcebo Dlamini has two kids)

6. Nelson Mandela and Mcebo Dlamini both ANC members

1944

April, Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC) and together with the group of young ANC intellectuals, formed theANC Youth League (ANCYL). The League's founding meeting was held at the Bantu Men's Social Centre in Johannesburg. Sisulu's fiancé Albertina was the only woman present. Anton Lembede is elected President and Nelson Mandela, Ashby P Mda, Oliver Tamboand Walter Sisulu were elected to the Executive Committee. The league adopted a constitution and issued a manifesto that rejected participation in advisory boards and the Native Representative Council. 

The Manifesto announced a more militant stance than that of the League's parent body and advocated a staunchly African nationalist orientation.

Walter and Albertina Sisulu were married and Mandela is best man with his girlfriend Evelyn Mase, Walter's cousin as bridesmaid. The Sisulu's home became a second home to Mandela.

15 July, Nelson Mandela marries Evelyn Mase who was a nurse. The newlyweds moved to live with Evelyn's married sister and became neighbours with Esákia (Es'kia) Mphalele, a teacher and later a noted journalist, writer and activist.

1945

Evelyn Mandela gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy named Tembi. They were allocated a house in Orlando, No 8115. It had three rooms, with no electricity nor inside toilet. Mandela's younger sister, Nomabandla (Leaby), came to live with them and enrolled at Orlando High School. Evelyn was the breadwinner in the family while Mandela studied law at the University of the Witwatersrand. He started to devote more and more of his time to politics.

1947

Evelyn gave birth to a daughter, Makaziwe, but Makaziwe died after 9 months, leaving the couple heart-broken.July, ANCYL President Anton Lembede died unexpectedly at the young age of 33. AP Mda succeeded him as league President, Oliver Tambo was elected Vice-President, and Mandela was elected Secretary General. At the end of 1947 Mandela was elected on to the Transvaal Provincial Executive of the ANC.

1948

Mandela met A.C. Jordan, an academic much admired by Mandela's Tembu friends, and Isaac Tabata, founder of the Unity Movement. Mandela became National Secretary of the ANCYL. The Leagues decided to organise branches nationally and Mandela was responsible for organising one of the largest branches at Fort Hare University.May, Mandela visited Cape Town for the first time and stayed three months. He also viewed the isolated prison of Robben Island from the vantage point of Table Mountain.Mandela left university without completing his law degree.26 May, the National Party (NP) contested the white-only national elections with a new policy called apartheid (literally apartness) and narrowly won. Mandela was "stunned and dismayed" at the NP's victory.

1949

After he received news about his mother's illness from his eldest sister, Mandela arranged for her to come to Johannesburg to consult medical specialists. She got on very well with her daughter-in-law, Evelyn, and stayed on with them, becoming a great help.December, At the ANC's annual conference, held that year in Bloemfontein, President-General Dr Xuma,was replaced by Dr J S Moroka. Walter Sisulu is elected ANC Secretary-General and Mandela and Tambo were elected to the ANC National Executive Committee. The conference adopted the ANCYL's Programme of Action, which calls for a militant, Africanist campaign against apartheid and white minority rule. The Bloemfontein conference was a watershed moment in the history of the ANC and the liberation struggle in South Africa.

Mcebo Dlamini (2016) = Nelson Mandela (1948)




Wits University’s #FeesMustFall leader Mcebo Dlamini was denied bail by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Magistrate Albertus Roux said releasing Dlamini on bail would not be in the best interest of justice because the evidence before the court proves that he won’t be able to maintain peaceful protests.
The 32-year-old, who was arrested at his Wits residence in the early hours on Sunday, faces charges of public violence, theft, malicious damage to property and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Roux reviewed both arguments from Dlamini’s legal representative and the state. He said since there was footage showing Dlamini assaulting a police officer and a picture of him holding a stick and stones. These facts couldn’t be overlooked.
The magistrate also indicated that Dlamini ignored a court order obtained by Wits which restrains students from disrupting the normal activities, harassing, intimidating and causing damage to the property of the university, its staff or students.


The 32-year-old is to appear in court again on 15 November.
Emotions erupted in court when Roux handed his judgement. Students were seeing crying and comforting each while others simply shook their heads in disbelief.
“We have seen today that the law works for the powerful and we know that this case and the denial of bail was very political. The goal here (court) is to keep students arrested … being intelligent is not good enough if you are poor,” said Shaeera Kalla a Wits student leader.
She said even though their efforts might seem futile they know they will be remembered for fighting for free and decolonized education.
“This demand didn’t come about yesterday or last year, this demand has been around since 1994. It’s a promise that this very state has made and now it’s a promise they will break by all means to kill this movement and make students fearful to react,” said Kalla.




Shirona Patel, Wits Communications Manager, said the institution is distancing itself from Dlamini’s case. The university says it is “not commenting on this trial because it’s an independent legal case.”
Source ENCA
Khabza Mkhize

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