South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, 95 has died. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. It’s being reported that he started to reject the antibodies, which ultimately claimed his life.
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Current South African president, Jacob Zuma announced, “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
CNN is reporting, Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
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