Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela has died after suffering from a recurring lung infection.
Mandela, who died at the age of 95, was pronounced dead by South African President Jacob Zuma.

Mandela led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

He had been receiving intense home-based medical care after three months in hospital.

In a statement on South African national TV, President Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994-1999.

He was the first black South African to hold the office. His birthday, June 18th is celebrated as a national holiday in South Africa

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