Gibson Makanda was born out of the controversy surrounding the death of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa.
Many people believe that Nelson Mandela died even before the end of the apartheid.
Others believe that he died and was replaced by another fake trained personnel. The big question is who is Gibson Makanda and how is he related to the former South African president.
Gibson Makanda Image
The picture below is claimed to be a FaceApped photo of young Nelson Mandela which happens to look different from his original self at old age.
This picture also played a notable role in the Mandela effect, since the picture did not look like Nelson Mandela at old age.
Who was Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa ( 1994-1999).
He was the first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election in South Africa. He also served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party (1991-1997).
Gibson Makanda Controversy
After everyone waved the FaceApp trend goodbye, a Twitter user brought up yet another. He FaceApped the old photo of Nelson Mandela to prove the theory he called the Mandela Effect.
The wave tripled on Twitter as a user by the username @Jether_Calypso tweeted three FaceApped pictures of Mandela.
The pictures looked different clearly from the Old aged Mandela we knew and captioned it, “Huh… Guys, it wasn’t him.”
The Mandela Effect
The Mandela Effect could be referred to the circumstance in which many people remember imperfectly the events and cause of the death of Mandela.
Many people including thousands of South Africans think Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, died in prison, even before his loss was made public.
Many believed he died way earlier than he did, some are convinced he kicked the bucket in the 80s while others argue he died actually in 2013.
Even with the stories about his death on the internet, these people attest to having a memory of his death is widely covered in the media at the time it happened.
Gibson Makanda Video
Many who believe that the real Nelson Mandela died in 1985, said he was replaced by a hired oke by the name Gibson Makanda.
They further explained that the apartheid government performed surgery on Gibson. They also trained him to walk, talk like Mandela.
Nelson Mandela was murdered in 1985 and his date of birth is 1918. This is why we celebrate 67 minutes on his birthday because he died 67 years ago in prison.
His ex-wife, Mam’Winnie, probably discovered the man she got married to and divorced him.
Many critics defend Mandela following the accusation that “Mandela sold us out”. They argue that the Mandela that went to jail isn’t the same one that came out.
He was Mandela but how possible is it for someone to go to jail for 27 years fighting for a country. After his release, comes out to serve a term as president for that same country he fought for.
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