Today 06 December
Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. The news was announced by a clearly emotional South African president Jacob Zuma live on television, who said Mandela had "departed" and was at peace. "Our nation has lost its greatest son," said Zuma.
NEW YORK (AP) — The thing about Nelson Mandela was that he made the rest of us want to be almost as noble as he.
President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon. Obama made a somber appearance at the White House to talk about the loss of Mandela with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
South Africa's archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu lauded his compatriot and fellow Nobel peace laureate Nelson Mandela Friday as the man who taught a deeply divided nation how to come together. "Over the past 24 years Madiba taught us how to come together and to believe in ourselves and each other. He was a unifier from the moment he walked out of prison," Tutu said marking Mandela's passing. Tutu dismissed doomsayers who have long predicted South Africa will fall apart after Mandela's death.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
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