Nelson Mandela dead at 95


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Submitted: Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:47pm
Updated: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 1:17pm
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By EMILY FRIEDMAN
ABC NEWS

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president whose stubborn defiance survived 27 years in prison and led to the dismantling of the country’s racist and brutal apartheid system, has died. Mandela was 95 years old.

Mandela had a number of issues with his health in recent years including repeated hospitalizations with a chronic lung infection.

Mandela had been listed in “serious but stable condition” after entering the hospital in June.

In April, Mandela spent 18 days in the hospital due to a lung infection and was treated for gall stones in December 2012.

Mandela’s public appearances had become increasingly rare as he dealt with his declining health.

His last public appearance was in July of 2010, when he attended the final match and closing ceremonies of the soccer World Cup held in South Africa.

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6 Comments

  • bilbo burgaw says:

    A very sad day. One of the last living great men.

  • Guest2020 says:

    This “great” man pleaded guilty to 156 violent acts of public attacks including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, including a railway station where children and women were killed.

    This “great” man was good friends with the likes of Fidel Castro, Moammar Qaddafi and Yasser Arafat.

  • I Care Why says:

    But isn’t he the one who placed the car tire around thousands of his peoples body and lit it on fire.

  • Burgerboy says:

    nelson mandella was a communist and murderer and a terrorist and a racist and that’s why he was in prison for so long and I won’t be mourning his passing and the families of the people he killed in cold blood won’t be mourning his passing either!

  • bilbo burgaw says:

    Well since we have all these Mandela experts chiming in. Do tell where you get your facts that a man who was anti-communist early on, labeled a terrorist by the oppressive racist regime he was attempting to overthrow by civil disobedience and was elected by a democratic multi-cultural majority from

  • Guest2020 says:

    His admission of guilt is not enough “fact” for you?

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