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Nelson Mandela: South African President Jacob Zuma’s address to the nation

Nelson Mandela dies at home aged 95, South Africa's president Jacob Zuma announces in a moving speech

By Prospect Team  

5 December 2013

My Fellow South Africans,

Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.

He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.

He is now resting. He is now at peace.

Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.

Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.

His tireless struggle for freedom earned him…

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