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Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa at the same time anti- apartheid fighters died at the age of 95 years in Johannesburg. South African President announced the official Nobel Peace Prize winner's death.
Nelson Mandela aus dem Krankenhaus entlassen.

South African President Jacob Zuma announced the death of Mandela in a press conference on Thursday ( 05 / 12 ). Anti - apartheid fighters had died in a state of calm at his home in Johannesburg. Mandela suffered severe lung infection in the past five months, and was treated in hospital for a long time.

" This is the moment where we are greatly grieved. Nation lost its best son," Zuma said in a press conference. He adds, " Mandela would have the honor of a state funeral. And across the country, the flag flew at half mast. "

Persistent fighters

Mandela is known all over the world with clannya name " Madiba ", inspiring millions of people in South Africa and around the world, fighting for the freedom of Africa -related persistence of the apartheid regime. He became a symbol for freedom and humanity.

As a result of the struggle against the apartheid regime, he had to curl up for 27 years in prison. Mandela paved the way for the reconciliation of blacks and whites in the country.

He is the first black president in South Africa who served from 1994 to 1999. In 1993, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize with the grace of a former president Frederik Willem de Klerk. Nobel Foundation praised the two men made ​​a large contribution to delete apartheid peacefully, and lay a firm foundation for democracy in South Africa.

Funeral in his hometown

Mandela spent the last weeks of his life with family. Recently the former president of South Africa were to be assisted breathing machine. Also mentioned he suffered kidney failure, so the action must undergo dialysis.

Mentioned, the late will be buried in his hometown of Qunu in the southeast of the country. Analysts reckon , weigh declares national day of mourning, a state funeral ceremony Mandela will be between 5 to 7 days. Funeral will certainly attended a large number of heads of state and government from around the world.

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