“Nelson Mandela death: World mourns South Africa’s first black president”


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By Arwa Damon and Faith Karimi, CNN

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) — In a symbol befitting a nation in mourning, dark gray clouds swept over Johannesburg on Friday.

Under overcast skies that threatened to rain any minute, South Africans draped in flags and images of Nelson Mandela gathered on the streets to sing and dance.

Children spelled out “we love you Mandela” on the grass using rocks near his home in the suburb of Houghton. Nearby, stuffed animals and flowers sat in a heap.

Others wept as they lit candles.

Mandela, 95, died Thursday. The nation’s first black president battled health issues in recent years, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

President Jacob Zuma announced the loss late Thursday night, long after many South Africans had gone to bed.

They didn’t find out until Friday morning.

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“Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: First Black President of South Africa”


RE-POST FROM JULY 18, 2012

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first black president of the
Republic of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999

 

BIO

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Nelson Mandela I am prepared to die

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Nelson Mandela’s Life Story

Nelson Mandela Received the Nobel Peace Prize

 

Manela’s Acceptance Speech and Lecture

NELSON MANDELA DAY

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NEWS ON OSCAR PISTORIUS AS TRIAL NEARS…


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	South African paralympic and Olympic sprinter  Oscar Pistorius weeps as he appears in the Pretoria magistrates court after spending the night in police custody in Pretoria, South Africa 15 February 2013. Pistorius has been officially charged with murder. He was arrested 14 February 2013 for allegedly shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in the Silverwoods security estate in Pretoria, South Africa. <br /><br />

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South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius weeps as he appears in the Pretoria magistrates court for murder charges.

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius isn’t letting his upcoming murder trial for the shooting death of his model girlfriend stop him from partying, it was reported Monday.Oscar-Pistorius

Pistorius was spotted recently cavorting with pals at a trendy Johannesburg nightclub, witnesses told Britain’s The Sun newspaper.

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And, in a shocking show of poor taste, he was downing shots of alcohol known as “shooters,” the paper reported.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/oscar-pistorius-spotted-partying-nightclub-downing-shots-trial-nears-report-article-1.1317892#ixzz2ShW8grOG

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“Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: First Black President of South Africa”


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the first black president of the
Republic of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999

BIO

`

Nelson Mandela I am prepared to die

`

Nelson Mandela’s Life Story

Nelson Mandela Received the Nobel Peace Prize

Manela’s Acceptance Speech and Lecture

NELSON MANDELA DAY

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