South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, who was a global icon and also a mythical figure, is gone. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate died at the age of 95 after spending more than three months at a hospital and at his home with recurring lung infection.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son,” President Jacob Zuma announced on South African TV.
Mandela, more affectionately known by his clan name of Madiba, led his country’s transition from white ruled minority and oppression under apartheid, in the 1990s. The giant among men is dead but his legacy will live on.
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