Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

  It is with sadness that I report that Former South African President, Nelson Mandela has passed. He was 95 years old.The highly revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president.
 Mandela was in power for five years becoming a symbol of revolution, resistance and triumph over racial segregation.  He also inspired a generation of activists and left celebrities and world leaders star struck.
  Mandela was also a Nobel Peace Prize recipient in 1993 and raised millions for humanitarian causes.
 NBC News writes
"In his jailhouse memoirs, Mandela wrote that even after spending so many years in a Spartan cell on Robben Island – with one visitor a year and one letter every six months – he still had faith in human nature."
"He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace."
A state funeral will be held.

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