By David Smith, Guardian UK
05 December 13
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace” – Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela led South Africa from apartheid to multi-racial democracy and will be mourned around the world.
elson Mandela, the towering figure of Africa’s struggle for freedom and a hero to millions around the world, has died at the age of 95.
South Africa’s first black president died after years of declining health that had caused him to withdraw from public life.
The death of Mandela will send South Africa deep into mourning and self-reflection 18 years after he led the country from racial apartheid to inclusive democracy.
But his passing will also be keenly felt by people around the world who revered Mandela as one of history’s last…
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