A woman mourns the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela outside his house in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 6, 2013. Former South African president Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 Thursday. (Xinhua/Liang Quan)
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Nelson Mandela has died at age 95
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 Thursday, President Jacob Zuma announced in a televised speech to the nation.
"Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed," Zuma said. Full story