“Our nation has lost her greatest son”: Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 years as South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma tells in a televised address. Mandela had fallen asleep peacefully at his home in Johannesburg after a lung disease.
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela – Born July 18 in 1918, Mr Mandela fought against white rule as a young lawyer and was convicted of treason in 1964.
He spent 27 years in jail.
But it was through his willingness to forgive his white jailers that Mr Mandela made his indelible mark on history.
After negotiating an end to apartheid, he became South Africa’s first black president, drawing a line under centuries of colonial and racist suppression.
Mandela had been treated in the South African capital in the summer because of severe pneumonia in the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital. His last weeks had spent with his family of Nobel Peace Laureates.
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