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Published: Thursday, 12/5/2013 - Updated: 7 months ago

Nelson Mandela, 95, has died

BLADE NEWS SERVICES

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.

Zuma said, “We’ve lost our greatest son.”

Mandela, 95, had been critically ill with a lung infection for five months.

In a nationally televised address, Zuma said his country's first black president would be accorded a full state funeral. He ordered flags to be flown at half mast



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