Nelson Mandela dead at 95

nelson mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the Nobel Prize-winning revolutionary who was the driving force behind the toppling of apartheid in the other U.S.A. — Union of South Africa — and then became the nation’s first black president, died in his homeland at age 95.

Mandela became the symbol of anti-apartheid activist worldwide who aspired to have apartheid outlawed.

He was a South African anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.

South African President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela passed away peacefully at his Johannesburg home.

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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