Nelson Mandela is a character from Harry & Paul based on the real life president of South Africa Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013). Mandela is the star of a series of advertisements, selling various narcotics (such as "Nelson Mandela's Crackabis") and alcohol (such as "Nelson Mandela's Alcopops"). He has also promoted shoplifting with the introduction of "Nelson Mandela's Thieving Coat".