South Africa president Jacob Zuma a few minutes ago announced the death of Nelson Mandela. He made it known that the former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary passed away peacefully in the company of his family in his home at Johannesburg this evening December 5th 2013, at the age of 95.
President Jacob Zuma added that flags will be flown at half-mast immediately and that Mandela will be given a state burial.
Mandela's marks the final chapter in a life that changed South Africa forever. What a man he was! May his soul rest in peace, amen.