“A great light has gone out”, were the words of British Prime Minister, David Cameron to describe the death, Thursday evening, of former Nobel Peace laurette and post-apartheid South African president, NELSON MANDELA.
Mandela was announced dead by South African president, Jacob Zuma, in a terse statement on national TV saying, “our nation has lost its greatest son”.
Madiba, as he is called locally, has been consistently hospitalized for a lung infection believed to have been as a result of his 23 years incarceration by the racist regime in his country.
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