DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 21: Nelson Mandela acknowledges a crowd of ANC supporters April 21, 1994 in Durban, South Africa. The pre-election rally was just days before the historic democratic election on April 27, 1994 that Mr. Mandela won. Mr. Mandela became the first black democratic elected president in South Africa. He retired from office after one term in June 1999. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images)