Oliver Tambo

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Birthday
27, 1917
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Apr 24, 1993 (75)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1917
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Apr 24, 1993 (75)

About

Remembered for his leadership of the African National Congress during the organization's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, Tambo served first as Secretary General and later as President of the organization.

Before Fame

His student political activism led to his being expelled from the University of Fort Hare.

Trivia

He was involved in the orchestration of the bloody Church Street Bombing of 1983.

Family Life

He was married to fellow anti-apartheid activist Adelaide Tambo.

Associated With

In the early 1940s, Tambo, Walter Sisulu, and Nelson Mandela founded the African National Congress Youth League.