Nelson Mandela is dead


South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says.

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.

14 Responses to Nelson Mandela is dead

  1. Karen M Dascavich
    Karen M Dascavich December 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    RIP 🙁

  2. Laura Watts-Patrick
    Laura Watts-Patrick December 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Oh how truly sad I am

  3. Angela Skeete
    Angela Skeete December 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Rip Nelson

  4. Just quoted him yesterday on one of the page posts regarding leadership.

    We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. ~Nelson Mandela

  5. Edward Millington
    Edward Millington December 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    A real leader and statesman.

  6. Sandra P Kellman
    Sandra P Kellman December 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Rest in peace Nelson Mandela

  7. Stan Gilbert
    Stan Gilbert December 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    One of a kind. Justice, freedom, love, and peace, his legacy . Will live forever in our hearts. Go to God. Respect.

  8. Katrina Welch-Blenman
    Katrina Welch-Blenman December 5, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    A great man who left a great legacy, may his soul rest in peace.

  9. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins December 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    RIP Nelson Mandela. We will never ever have another leader like you in this lifetime. You gave and shared unselfishly, and you left a legacy that will live on for many generations. Let’s hope you left an example that other world leaders will follow. Sleep well love!

  10. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway December 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Created a nation, a man of peace yet knew his goals so we could all learn

  11. Joseph Harding
    Joseph Harding December 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    RIP. You will always be remembered

  12. Tony Webster December 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I have more respect and regard for this sainted man, than the last dozen Popes; or Presidents; or Prime Ministers. Superlatives fail to describe, the extent of his humanity. May all civilized men and women, world-wide, reflect on his life and legacy , and affirm to live their own lives, just a little bit better.
    The whole world owes him a debt we can never repay. But we surely can try.

  13. Keith Goddard December 5, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    The loss of Nelson Mandela, is a loss for the entire world. But his life is one that should be used to teach us about humility, forgiveness and genuine love for all people.

  14. Stacia Hinds
    Stacia Hinds December 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    may u forever stay in the arms of Jesus. U will never be forgotten


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