Life and times of Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela, one of the great figures of the 20th century, has died at the age of 95.
South African president Jacob Zuma announced the death of Mr Mandela this morning, who has been credited with preventing his country from descending into civil war in the post-apartheid era.
“Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” Mr Zuma said.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner served just one term as president before taking up a new role as a leading AIDS campaigner, before finally retiring from public life in 2004.
South African president Jacob Zuma earlier announced that Mr Mandela passed away peacefully at his Johannesburg home.