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Nelson Mandela Favorite Meal Maize and Beans

Mixture of maize and beans is called Umqusho a simple South African Recipe Nelson Mandela loved to eat.

Umqusho or Maize and Beans is a simple vegetarian African food recipe of corn, beans, carrots and spices. Umqusho is a common African dish with many variations that is popular in many regions of Africa.


Nelson Mandela loved to eat Umqusho or Maize and Beans
 Nelson Mandela loved to eat Umqusho or Maize and Beans

Nelson Mandela Favorite Meal Maize and Beans

Ingredients

2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
2 cups canned red kidney beans
1 cup frozen cut carrots
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
3 cups puree tomato sauce

Directions

Add all ingredients to a large pot mix well and heat on medium for 5 minutes.


Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s President

On 10 May 1994, he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected President. On his 80th birthday in 1998 he married Gra├ža Machel, his third wife.

Simple vegetarian African foodTrue to his promise, Mandela stepped down in 1999 after one term as President. He continued to work with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund he set up in 1995 and established the Nelson Mandela Foundation and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

In April 2007 his grandson, Mandla Mandela, was installed as head of the Mvezo Traditional Council at a ceremony at the Mvezo Great Place.

Nelson Mandela never wavered in his devotion to democracy, equality, and learning. Despite terrible provocation, he never answered racism with racism. His life is an inspiration to all who are oppressed and deprived, and to all who are opposed to oppression and deprivation.

He died at his home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013.

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