The man himself this whole subjected is named after, Nelson Mandela.  Many people believe Nelson Mandela dying in prison.  There is even a book covering his life that states he died in prison in 1991.  Then there are those who remember him getting out of prison after 40 years behind bars and becoming President of South Africa.  This current reality says Nelson Mandela died December 5th, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.