Skip to comments.Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
Posted on 12/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by Red Badger
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," 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," the president said in his late-night address. "We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation's Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.
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Another figment of the liberal mind
I thought he was good in “Se7en” and “The Shawshank Redemption”
Oh lord let the love fest begin....
My understand is that Mandela started out as an anti-Communist, until he realized who buttered the ANC’s bread.
You do realize that whites are being raped and murdered at very high levels in SA?
me too. They show their true colors when they lionize a fraud.
Congrats, idiotic post of the day!!
He never renounced terrorism. He never renounced coups in other countries like Nigeria, he never stopped being an ally of Gadhaffi.
BTW- The Daily Telegraph blogs have closed comments on all their posts, loving of course, about Mandela.
So what exactly is the cutoff for “things getting bad”? How many people dead constitutes “bad” in your book?
He was a stinking terrorist, jailed for possession of a huge stack of weapons and explosives, and 193 acts of terrorism. He was invited to negotiate numerous times, with only one condition, that he swears off violence, and he steadfastly refused.
Apartheid ended not because of him or the ANC, but despite them. They just happened to intimidate their way into power afterwards.
Despicable, murderous Communist. And don’t you tell me that apartheid was “great injustice”, that’s the Communist Party line espoused and propagated by the MSM so much that so many fall for it, tell me Mr Guiltriddenwhitey how much worse it was than the current situation in South Africa and former Rhodesia.
When you admit to throwing grenades into buses full of kids I guess you can expect nothing but praise from the media and leftist Democrats.... but Ted Cruz?
I guess that makes throwing grenades into buses full of kids okay then.
So tell us all about apartheid's good points.
“Most white Africans were probably praying that he would live to be 120... They should get out of there, like NOW.”
And where do we go? Most of us don’t have dual citizenship.
The aholes can show it 24/7; I won’t watch or engage.
F ‘em and their idol.
You are correct! I am 33, and I honestly thought, "May he rest in peace." I always knew in the back of my conservative mind that he wasn't all the teachers, government, and media made him out to be, but now I know why.
Nelson Mandela dies and the most obvious result is the MSM poodles doing pirouettes to make sure you know they care.
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