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According to the South African president Mr Zuma, South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is dead.

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.

“Our nation has lost its greatest son What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves,” Mr Zuma said.”Fellow South Africans, Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell.” Mr Zuma said.

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