Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Sunday, 8 December 2013
Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela died at home in Johannesburg, he was 95. The news was broken on state television by the current president Jacob Zuma, who announced that Mandela had departed and was at peace.
South Africans assembled outside Mandela's home in Johannesburg and at his previous residence in Soweto to mourn and pay tribute to the former president. All over the world, others have joined the mourning.
Mandela's legacy and memory has been celebrated and his passing mourned by leaders around the world.
Rest in peace
Learn a bit more about Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942.
For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system.
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