Friday, December 6, 2013

South Africa's First Black President Nelson Mandela dies

It is a black day for the South Africa and freedom lovers all over the world as South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg at the age of 95.

The announcement of Mandela's death was made by President Jacob Zuma.

Mr Mandela remained 27 years in the prison to fight the freedom for the balck people of hios country from the cruel Aparthied white regime.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world's most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said he was "not only an amazing gift to humankind, he made South Africans and Africans feel good about being who we are. He made us walk tall. God be praised."

Many a world leader have expressed their sorrow and grief on Mr Mandela's death.

South Africans have gathered outside the home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, singing and chanting slogans to celebrate his life
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was "a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration".

US President Barack Obama, himself the first black president of the USA, said Mr Mandela achieved more than could be expected of any man.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron also paid tribute, saying "a great light has gone out in the world".

Read more about it at: BBC World
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