Editor’s Note: We’ll look back at the remarkable life of Nelson Mandela tonight on AC360° at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who led the nation out of apartheid, has died at the age of 95. The announcement came in a late-night address to the nation by current President Jacob Zuma. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” said Zuma. “We saw in him what we seek in ourselves,” he added. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to fly at half-staff through Mandela’s state funeral. In recent months, Mandela battled a recurring lung infection that led to several hospitalizations. Here’s the AC360 411 on Nelson Mandela:
The number of years Mandela endured in prison from 1963 to 1990.
The year Mandela shared the Nobel Peace Prize with his former enemy, the apartheid leader F.W. de Klerk.
1994 to 1999
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