Thursday, December 5, 2013

World News: BREAKING: 95-year-old Nelson Mandela has died


It is with sadness that we report the passing of South Africa's beloved former president Nelson Mandela. Mandela was known as a true peacemaker and peacekeeper who fought the apartheid era and spent 27 years in prison doing so. Upon release he made history as the first black president, the end of apartheid and united the country.

ABC News is doing a live feed now at http://abcnews.go.com/live. After being president for five years, he passed the torch and continued being the voice of his people and spread the beacon of hope around the world. Mandela had an extraordinary life and his family did the best they could to keep him alive in his final years while he battled illness.

Let us keep the Mandela family, the country of South Africa in our thoughts and prayers, and for continued peace and stability there.




1 comment:

  1. This is so sad. God bless his family.

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