Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

This Is Lancashire: Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight.

In a televised address, Mr Zuma said: "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.

"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

David Cameron tweeted his condolences, adding: " A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast."

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10:21pm Thu 5 Dec 13

nigel d says...

R I P sir enjoy your rest you're certainly earned it, if only the world had more like you god bless
R I P sir enjoy your rest you're certainly earned it, if only the world had more like you god bless nigel d
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11:44pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Voice-of-reality says...

As Thatcher helped to liberate Eastern Europe, and freed the nation from the shackles of socialism, so Mandela liberated a part of south africa. For that he can be praised.
As Thatcher helped to liberate Eastern Europe, and freed the nation from the shackles of socialism, so Mandela liberated a part of south africa. For that he can be praised. Voice-of-reality
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1:09am Fri 6 Dec 13

Mr.Jolly. says...

David Cameron tweeted his condolences, adding: " A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No.10 to be flown at half mast."

I remember the total hypocrite Cameron was responsible for the 1989 "Hang Mandela" poster campaign.

Bless you Madiba.You were a true hero.
David Cameron tweeted his condolences, adding: " A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No.10 to be flown at half mast." I remember the total hypocrite Cameron was responsible for the 1989 "Hang Mandela" poster campaign. Bless you Madiba.You were a true hero. Mr.Jolly.
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