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 Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight.

In a televised address, Mr 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. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

David Cameron tweeted his condolences, adding: " A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast."

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