What was Mahatma Gandhi doing in South Africa?

Mahatma Gandhi moved to  South Africa in 1893 to start his law practice. His first case would be to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit.

He would live there for 21 years, during which he would pioneer the nonviolent resistance for civil rights. The disciriminiation and prejudice he would face at the hands of White population in South Africa would be the turning point for him as his experience would mold him into the civil rights pioneer he would be known for.

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