Thursday, 5 December 2013
SOUTH AFRICA EX-PRESIDENT, NELSON MANDELA DIES @95
The easy going man of integrity died in the early hours of today at his Johannesburg home, a suburb of Houghton in South Africa. He died at age of 95 after suffering from a long time illness.
Family members have gathered two days after Mr Mandela's eldest daughter said he was putting up a courageous fight from what she called his "deathbed".
He spent nearly three months in hospital with a lung infection.
Mandela, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elected South Africa's first black president in 1994. He stepped down after five years in office.