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Who became the first black President of South Africa in 1994?
1. Nelson Mandela
2. Desmond Tutu
3. Robert Mugabe
4. Milton Obote

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Nelson Mandela

The correct answer is Nelson Mandela.

  • The presidency of Nelson Mandela began on 10 May 1994, when Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist, lawyer, and former political prisoner, was inaugurated as President of South Africa and ended on 14 June 1999.

  • 10 May is an 'autumn day' in South Africa because on this day there was the largest gathering of international leaders on South African soil for the installation of South Africa's first democratic, non-racial government.
  • In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that “the time for the healing of the wounds has come.”
    • Two weeks earlier, more than 22 million South Africans had turned out to cast ballots in the country's first-ever multiracial
  • Mandela left office on 14 June 1999.
    • He was succeeded by Mbeki, who was inaugurated to the presidency on 16 June.
    • Mandela retired from active politics, and became, for several years afterward, engaged in a number of philanthropic activities.
  • Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician serving as President of South Africa since 2018 and President of the African National Congress (ANC) since 2017. 

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