Friday, December 6, 2013

South Africa President And Global Icon Nelson Mandela Has Died

Current African dictators and selfish power-hungry leaders have taken Mr Mandela for a role model but have blatantly refused to be inspired by his democratic ideals of freedom, justice and equality.  Photo Credit: biography.com
South Africa's president and global icon Nelson Mandela has died aged 95 following a long illness.

His death was announced Thursday night (Dec., 5, 2013) by sitting President Jacob Zuma who said "our nation has lost its greatest son." He also announced a State funeral for Mr Mandela and the lowering of flags in South Africa.

Nobel laureate Mandela is renowned for uniting mixed-race South Africa after years of brutality against the blacks by the country's white minority rulers.  

He is also remembered as the founder of democratic South Africa, stepping down as president after only a one five-year term of office. 

Current African dictators and selfish power-hungry leaders have taken Mr Mandela for an icon but have blatantly refused to be inspired by his democratic ideals of freedom, justice and equality.

You can read about Mr Mandela's personal history on his foundation's website: http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography 

Written by Modou S. Joof
 




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