5 December 2013
South Africa: Nelson Mandela Dies Peacefully
Flowers and messages of support were left for Nelson Mandela while he was ill.
Cape Town — Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Thursday night, President Jacob Zuma announced in a live broadcast to the nation.
"This is our moment of deepest sorrow. Our nation has lost its greatest son," he said.
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