South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

South African President Nelson Mandela j“The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world’s most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.”

By Pumza Fihlani at the BBC News, Johannesburg:

“The greatest father there ever was: this is how South Africans will remember the man who brought an end to apartheid and delivered the nation from the brink of civil war.

As he did in life, his passing has brought unity amongst South Africans as black and white speak of their love for him. Many here will be drawing on that same spirit for strength, that “Madiba magic” over the next few days and weeks as the nation left with the great burden of honouring Mr Mandela’s legacy, mourns his passing but also celebrates his life.”

BBC Mandela story

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