FLASH... Nelson Mandela is Dead!

NELSON Mandela, who led South Africa out of apartheid and became the nation's first black president, has died at the age of 95... He passed away in the company of his family at around 8:50pm on December 5, South African President Jacob Zuma announced in a statement to the nation's people....

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

"He is now rested, he is now at peace," Mr Zuma said, as huge crowds grew outside the former leader's home. "Our nation has lost its greatest son, our people have lost a father.

"But though we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of the profound and enduring loss.

"Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish the profound and enduring loss."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family."
The man credited with dismantling South Africa's system of apartheid which institutionalised racism, Mandela was an international symbol of reconciliation and human rights.

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Ricart says...

Mandela did great things on behalf of his people in South Africa, and he should be commended for that. However, I do not remember Mr. Mandela doing anything for Haiti.

I do not even remember him addressing the perceived mistreatment of Haitian nationals in the Dominican Republic and other countries.

However, that does not detract from all the good things that he did for his people in South

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Junie says...

5 Décembre 1492, Découverte d'Haiti (First black republic in the world)

5 Décembre 2013, Death of Nelson Mandela (South Africa's first black president)

Coincidence?

I don't think Haitians will ever forget the day Mandela

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Robert says...

One man can make a difference.

I don't think there is a person on this planet who does not know the name Nelson

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