Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who helped lead the country’s revolution out of the brutal apartheid system, died Thursday at his home at the age of 95.
“He is now resting,” said South African President Jacob Zuma. “He is now at peace.”
“Our nation has lost his greatest son,” he continued. “Our people have lost their father.”
Mandela had been suffering from several health issues including repeated hospitalizations with a chronic lung infection.
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