ANC supporters hold a candlelit vigil outside the former home of former South African President Nelson Mandela
ANC supporters hold a candlelit vigil outside the former home of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Soweto township on June 27, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed on June 23 that Mandela's condition has become critical since he was admitted to the hospital over two weeks ago for a recurring lung infection. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

From Black Enterprise:

Nelson Mandela, born Rolihlahla Mandela, is a world-renowned leader who was the first black president of South Africa. Recently, the 94-year-old icon has been in the news, as he is fighting a lung infection and, though his condition has improved, he is still in critical status.

As the world sends their prayers and support, take a look at six major boss moves of Mandela’s career that made him the man we all love today.

1. Co-founded the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL): In 1944, Nelson Mandela co-founded the ANCYL, which is a branch of the African National Congress. The Youth League seeks to unite and lead young men and women in confronting with the problems that face the youth. They also want to ensure that the youth make contributions to the work of the ANC and the nation. Mandela was elected national secretary of the organization in 1948 and president in 1951.

2. Won seat as Transvaal President and opens South Africa’s first black law firm: In 1952 the Defiance Campaign began. Mandela was arrested and charged with violating the Suppression of Communism Act. After serving six months of imprisonment with hard labor, he went on to open South Africa’s first black law firm with Oliver Tambo

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