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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Breaking News: Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

Breaking News: Former South African president and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela has died at 95. This was confirmed by President Zuma in a National broadcast. Mr Zuma said 'the nation has lost it's greatest son', adding 'he is now resting. He is now at peace.'
May his soul rest in peace. Indeed the end of a chapter in history...


Mandela's Timeline

  • 1918 - Born in the Eastern Cape
  • 1944 - Joined African National Congress
  • 1956 - Charged with high treason, but charges dropped
  • 1962 - Arrested, convicted of sabotage, sentenced to five years in prison
  • 1964 - Charged again, sentenced to life
  • 1990 - Freed from prison
  • 1993 - Wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1994 - Elected first black president
  • 1999 - Steps down as leader
  • 2001 - Diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • 2004 - Retires from public life
  • 2005 - Announces his son has died of an HIV/Aids-related illness
  • 2007 - Forms The Elders group
  • 2010 - Appears at closing ceremony of World Cup
  • 2013 - Mandela Dies

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