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Nelson Mandela dies - live blog and your tributes
9:06am Friday 6th December 2013 in Local
NELSON Mandela has died aged 95.
The anti-apartheid icon, held in the highest esteem across the world for leading his nation's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s after 27 years in prison, had been receiving medical care for a lung infection at his home.
Mr Mandela spent his final months surrounded by family after being released from hospital following a three month stay and passed away peacefully, President Jacob Zuma announced in a televised address last night.
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