Breaking News: Nelson Mandela is Dead
R.I.P Nelson ‘madiba’ Mandela. 1918 -2013
He died at the age of 95
Hi guys, this post will be updated in time. I was just eating and heard the breaking news that Nelson Mandela is dead. And of course, I lost my appetite!
R.I.P Nelson Mandela! R.I.P Madiba!
This is a sad times…
Nelson Mandela has Died
Nelson Mandela the first black president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, Eyes and Voice learned – the report was confrimed by present South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma.
The Great Mandela died at Age 95 in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 5 2013. Eyes and Voice can confirm.
He died surrounded by his family at his Johannesburg home at 8.50 pm local time.
He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital. See below for the reports while Nelson Mandela was in hospital.
In a statement on South African national TV, Jacob Zuma the current president of South Africa said Mr Mandela had “departed” and was at peace.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son,” Mr Zuma said.
Jacob Zuma went on to say that, Mr Mandela would receive a full state funeral, and flags would be flown at half-mast.
Watch the official Breaking News by President Jacob Zuma: Nelson Mandela Dead age 95
Eyes and Voice learned that Mandela’s body will soon be moved to a mortuary in Pretoria and his funeral will likely take place next
Saturday Sunday, 15 December 2013.
Nelson Mandela’s legacy will never be forgotten. He was the one who brought an end apartheid rule – where South Africa was ruled by white-minority and he also delivered his nation from civil war.
“His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, passion and humanity, earned him their love.” – said Jacob Zuma.
The anti-apartheid icon served as South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999 after spending 27 years in the notorious Robben Island prison for his political activities.
Messages of Condolence
When the news of his death broke, social media sites like Twitter, Facebook… went abuzz and everyone in everywhere in the world was posting their heart felt messages of condolence.
Not only on social media site, Messages of Condolence is coming from everywhere in the world. From Barack Obama; president of the United States, to Prince Kate and Williams, David Cameron, Good-luck Johnathan – president of Nigeria and all other presidents of the world has been giving their speeches.
President Obama speaks to the nation on the passing of Nelson Mandela
Other celebrities has also being sending out their messages to Madiba – as he’s referred to in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela history in short
Nelson Mandela was born in the Eastern Cape in 1918
He joined African National Congress 1943
In 1956 He was charged with high treason, but charges dropped after a four-year trial
1962 Arrested, convicted of incitement and leaving country without a passport, sentenced to five years in prison
1964 Charged with sabotage, sentenced to life
1990 Freed from prison
1993 Wins Nobel Peace Prize
1994 Elected first black president
1999 Steps down as leader
2001 Diagnosed with prostate cancer
2004 Retires from public life
2005 Announces his son has died of an HIV/Aids-related illness
He made his last public appearance in 2010, at the football World Cup in South Africa.
2013 Adminted in hospital for being critically ill. News of his illness reported to being positive on some occasion but most times it was reported his health is in critical conditions.
2013 The world celebrated his 95th birthday while Mandela was still in hospital.
December 5 2013. Nelson Mandela Died.
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