This is such a tragic loss…
Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95.
Current South African President Jacob Zuma made the extremely sad announcement late Thursday:
"He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
The global symbol for human rights who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid battled various health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to many hospitalizations.
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