Thursday, 5 December 2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95


South African Government has announced the death of Nelson Mandela. South African president Jacob Zuma announced that the former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary passed away peacefully in the company of his family in his home in Johannesburg around 8:50 yesterday Dec. 5th. He was 95 years old.
Tributes began flooding in almost immediately for a man who was an iconic global symbol of struggle against injustice and of racial reconciliation.

His death marks the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa forever. What a man! May his soul rest in peace, amen.


President Jacob Zuma said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK.

U.S. President Barack Obama said the world had lost “one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth”.
British Prime Minister David Cameron called Mandela “a hero of our time” and said “a great light has gone out in the world”. May his Rest in Peace
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