South Africa: Nelson Mandela Dies 'Peacefully' at Home

In a live broadcast to the nation, President Jacob Zuma announced that South Africa has "lost its greatest son". More: Nelson Mandela: His Life and Times

VIDEO: Plans For Mandela's Funeral Announced

South African president Jacob Zuma has announced Nelson Mandela's public funeral service will take place on December 15th see more »

  • South Africa:  Desmond Tutu Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela (guest column), 5 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela is mourned by South Africans, Africans and the international community today as the leader of our generation who stood head and shoulders above his contemporaries ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Biography of Nelson Mandela, 6 December 2013

    Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a village near Mthatha in the Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela. His father was the principal ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Hometown Burial Set for December 15

    Voice of America, 6 December 2013

    South Africa says Nelson Mandela will be buried Sunday, December 15, in his hometown of Qunu, following a state funeral. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Funeral in Qunu

    South African Press Association, 6 December 2013

    Former president Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at Qunu in the Eastern Cape on December 15, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. read more »

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Nelson Mandela.


  • South Africa:  Nelson Mandela Dies

    The Herald, 6 December 2013

    South Africa's former president and anti-officially announcing Mandela's death on national television South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said the nation had lost a great man. "Our ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Dies Aged 95

    South African Press Association, 6 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, once the world's most famous political prisoner, emerged from a 27-year jail term in 1990 to lead South Africa from apartheid to democracy. read more »

  • South Africa:  Urgent Family Meeting Called at Mandela Home - Reports

    South African Press Association, 5 December 2013

    Local and international media gathered outside the house of former president Nelson Mandela on Thursday following reports that an urgent family meeting had been called at his ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SSHURSA Honours Nelson Mandela and Pays Condolences to His Family (press release)

    South Sudan News Agency, 6 December 2013

    The staff and members of the South Sudan Human Rights for Advocacy (SSHURSA) have received with great shock, the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela. He died ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  At Last, Madiba Goes Home

    Leadership, 6 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, the Agence France ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Is Dead

    Premium Times, 5 December 2013

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the beloved South African anti-apartheid icon, who fought against racial discrimination and white minority rule for decades, and was imprisoned for 27 ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Zuma Announces Mandela's Death (document)

    South African Government, 6 December 2013

    My Fellow South Africans, read more »

  • South Africa:  Nelson Mandela - Freedom Achieved, Peace At Last

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 5 December 2013

    Tall, commanding, blessed with a smile that could light up a stadium. Yes, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was all that. His death was announced today. He was 95. read more »

  • South Africa:  Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

    Voice of America, 5 December 2013

    Apartheid leader and first black president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday. He was 95-years-old. read more »


  • South Africa:  Nelson Mandela Opus Set to Amaze, 4 December 2013

    Former South African president Nelson Mandela is to be honoured with an official Opus, the definitive publication chronicling the life and times of the anti-apartheid icon, it was ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Still Unable to Speak

    Leadership, 18 November 2013

    Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, is still unable to speak but uses facial expressions to communicate, his ex-wife told a local newspaper. read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Unable to Speak, Says Winnie

    South African Press Association, 17 November 2013

    Former president Nelson Mandela remains "quite ill" as he convalesces at his home in Houghton, his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told the Sunday Independent. read more »