NELSON MANDELA DIES AT 95 YEARS OF AGE


Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 at home.  The icon of the South African nelson_mandelaanti-apartheid was beloved by many.  He spent 27 years in prison only to be released and then to lead his country into democracy and then became its first black president.  Mandela became the symbol of revolution, resistance and triumphed over racial segregation.

“He is now resting,” said South African President Jacob Zuma. “He is now at peace.”

“Our nation as lost his greatest son,” he continued. “Our people have lost their father.”

A state funeral will be held.

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