A States Man gone: Nelson Mandela age 95

nelsonmandela Today is a sad day, as we lost one of the greatest men to walk the face of this planet, Mr Nelson Mandela, passed away today at the age of 95.

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.”

Rest in peace, and thank you for living a life as an example to us all.