Skip to comments.Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
Posted on 12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by Red Badger
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."
"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation's Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.
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They are probably already tearing down the house looking for loot...........
.... Finally .... a news story that the media can sink their collective teeth into ...... We must now do nothing else but mourn, for the next month or so, the passing of this great, moral and righteous icon! Luckily there is nothing else that is important happening in this world or in the US. Heck ....I bet our Prez with a fez will actually attend this funeral. That outta bump all other news stories off of the front pages.
653 comments at CNN and they still haven’t closed the article to commentary.
Any bets on the first mediot to call him an “African-American”?
He’s now joining those commie clowns burning in hell.
Let him rot in hell.
New Year champagne came early this year!
Bishop Tutu came to not like the man.
We may experience the makings of another “Camelot” revisionist history.
I’m sure the whole White Hut skanky entourage will make the trip. With special accommodations for Jay Z, etc.....
That would be: African-American-African.................
Happy new Year, everyone!
Back in 1948 a guy wrote the book “Cry, the Beloved Country”.
The link is to an editorial written by his wife entitled “Fly, the Beloved Country” written in 1998 on why she was fleeing S. Africa because of the violence. (And the violence was not racial - it happened to everyone!)
Somehow I see another Obama - Clinton photo op in the near future.
The NSA is too busy copying the IP addresses...............
I don’t want to be crass but the man was a terrorist and commie who did more harm to the future of his people than any racist Boer ever did. His crimes should have brought a death sentence long ago.
His ex-wife (who appeared even in divorce to be obsessed with him) is even worse.
AF1 is gonna be very crowded....................
The astroturf $15-minimum hour protests haven’t done enough to get Obamadoesntcare stories out of the newsfeeds.
Obama will want to keep this funeral in the news awhile.
For the low information voters (college kids included).