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From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World

The Edge of Anarchy

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The Edge of Anarchy

Mandela’s freedom from prison did not immediately dampen violence in South Africa. Power struggles between black political parties like his ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party resulted in bloodshed. The last gasp of the apartheid regime often fueled the conflicts. At times the country teetered on the edge of anarchy.

Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.



Read more: How Nelson Mandela Survived His Years in Isolated South African Jail

Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95.