Former South Africa President Nelson Rohlihla Mandela Dies at 95


Former President Nelson Mandela

The anti-apartheid hero and former president of South Africa Nelson Rohlihla Mandela died at the good age of 95 on Friday, December 06, 2013 Philippine time in his Johannesburg home. The African leader culminated the white rule after his release from 27-years in prison and won the country’s first fully democratic election in 1994.

According to President Jacob Zuma in his nationality televised address, “Fellow South Africans, our beloved Nelson Rohlihla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has peacefully departed on Thursday at his Johannesburg home after a prolonged lung infection.”

“Everyone is appointed to that day, at this moment people have lost a father and nothing can diminish the sense of a profound and enduring loss of the African hero. His legacy remains to the heart of the people. His never-ending struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, passion and humanity earned him their love,” added President Zuma.

Former President Nelson Mandela
First South Africa Democratic President Nelson Rohlihla Mandela

The Africans honored Mandela as the first black president and anti-apartheid hero who became known from 27-years in apartheid prisons by leading the people to achieve democracy from the white rule through the bloodshed and turmoil.

After Mandela step down in 1999 from president he spend more of his time to stay in a wealthy home at Johannesburg suburb of Houghton and pay visit to his home place to the Eastern Cape province.

Mandela’s last appearance to the public was in the back of the golf cart waving hands to his fans that was before the final of the soccer World Cup in Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium in July 2010.


Leave a Comment