Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, anti-apartheid icon and legendary leader dies

Rest has finally come…

Goodbye to an icon…

(CNN)Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.

Mandela was 95.

“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”

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