President Jacob Zuma has announced that the former President Nelson Mandela passed away peacefully at 8:30pm on Thursday evening in the company of his family Kara Mammamia mp3. “Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed,” said the President in a live address to the nation. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss”.
Over recent years Mandela was treated for a number of health concerns. In June, he was admitted to hospital in Pretoria, following complications from a recurring lung infection. The recurring lung infection is something he had struggled with since his time at Robben Island prison, and he was also treated for it earlier in the year. In 1988 he was diagnosed with active TB, and completed treatment for the condition. It is thought that his recurring lung infection was the result of weakened lungs from the TB.
In 1993, former South African president F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. Considered the founding father of South Africa’s democracy, Mandela became the first black president in 1994 and served until 1999.
Today, we mourn the loss of a great man. In his own words, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
We will miss you, Tata Madiba! Hamba khahle!