Is it true that South Africa transformed Mohandas into Mahatma?Yesterday while addressing the Indian community at a stadium in Johannesburg in South Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Gandhi said that - 'South Africa transformed Mohandas to Mahatma'.
Gandhi spent about 21 years in South Africa. He reached there in the year 1893 to work for Muslim Indian traders based at Pretoria as their legal representative. His political views and leadership skills took shape there. He was thrown off a train after refusing to move from the first-class.
When he returned to India in the year 1915, he had developed many skills in the context of his law practice in South Africa which could be used in the Indian freedom movement.
Is it true that South Africa transformed Mohandas into Mahatma?