Anti-apartheid Icon, Nelson Mandela Dies

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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 this evening Dec. 5th. He was 95 years old.

Nelson Mandela endured 27 years in prison before becoming South Africa’s first president from 1994 to 1999. He remains an emblem of the fight against apartheid, the country’s system of racial segregation. Nelson Mandela endured 27 years in prison before becoming South Africa’s first president from 1994 to 1999. He remains an emblem of the fight against apartheid, the country’s system of racial segregation

His death marks the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa forever.

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

Rest in peace to great Madela
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