Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Publicada Viernes Diciembre 6, 2013 9:00 AM GMT

He served the country of South Africa and inspired people around the world during his life, and now Nelson Mandela has passed away.

On Thursday (December 5), South African President Jacob Zuma announced that the former president, anti-apartheid leader, and Nobel Peace Prize winner died at age 95.

In a statement, Zuma said, "He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."

As plans begin for a state funeral and flags are lowered to half-staff, he continued, "What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

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