Nelson Mandela 1918-2013, December 6

6 Dec 2013

Nelson Mandela, the icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and towering figure of 20th century politics, died on Thursday aged 95. He was a revered South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. An African nationalist and democratic socialist, Mandela served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997