Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had "departed" and was at peace.

Nelson Mandela died "peacefully" and surrounded by his family at his Johannesburg home on Thursday evening, South African President Jacob Zuma says.

"This is our moment of deepest sorrow, our nation has lost its greatest son," said Zuma, describing the anti-Apartheid icon as a "father" to the nation. South Africans would "mourn the one person who, more than any other, came to embody their sense of common nationhood."

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