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Nelson Mandela ends long journey to freedom and reconciliation
DECEMBER 07, 2013 06:32  
Nelson Mandela뭩 뱇ong journey to freedom has come to an end. The former South African President, who is admired as the symbol of the country뭩 democratization, died at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday (local time). He was 95. In an urgent statement, South African President Jacob Zuma mourned the death of the Nobel laureate in peace, saying, 밢ur beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell. Rolihlahla is Mandela뭩 original name, which means 뱈ischievous boy.

He served 27 years and six months in prison for leading the African National Congress to fight Apartheid, or racial segregation policy by the white-led government. Then, he became South Africa뭩 first Black president, and launched the 밹ommittee on truth and reconciliation, and pardoned White people who confessed to their wrongdoings, in displaying leadership of forgiveness and reconciliation to seek peaceful coexistence.

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