Nelson Mandela, a revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of its dark days of apartheid, has died. He was 95. FULL STORY | A LIFE IN PHOTOS
Mr. Mandela’s decades in prison and insistence on forgiveness over vengeance made him a potent symbol of the struggle to end his country’s system of racial domination.
Mr. Mandela’s quest for freedom in South Africa’s system of white rule took him from the court of tribal royalty to the liberation underground to a prison cell to the presidency.
Nelson Mandela, former South African president and an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, has died at age 92. Mandela spent 27 years in prison and became a potent symbol of apartheid's injustices in South Africa. Upon his release from prison, Mandela was the first democratically elected president of South Africa, and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifelong struggle against apartheid.
Former South African President , who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has died at age 95. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed the news:South Africa president Jacob Zuma says that Nelson Mandela has died— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar)
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