South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela dies

December 5

On December 5, 2013, former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. 

Former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was born in 1918. Nelson Mandela is widely known for his role in ending years or racial apartheid in South Africa. Mandela served 27 years in prison for political causes, before becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He served as president for one year from 1994 to 1999. 

In 1993, Mandela jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for all of his work and contributions in South Africa and abroad. After years of activism and public service, Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95.


Sources

A&E Television Networks. (2018, December 5). South African president Nelson Mandela dies at 95. History.com. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nelson-mandela-death-2013

Guardian News and Media. (2013, December 5). Nelson Mandela Obituary. The Guardian. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-obituary

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