Breaking News!!: Johannesburg, South Africa: Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has died.

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Breaking News!!: Johannesburg, South Africa: Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has died.

Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has died.

95 year old Nelson Mandela was hospitalized in Pretoria, South African since Saturday, June 8th, 2013 to be treated for what the government said was a recurring lung infection.

Nelson Mandela had struggled with respiratory problems that had bothered him since contracting tuberculosis in prison.

South African President Jacob Zuma announced Nelson Mandela’s death at a news conference on Thursday saying, “We’ve lost our greatest son.”

During a news conference Thursday afternoon United States President Barack Obama said, “He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages. God bless his memory and keep him in peace.”

In 2005, United States President Barack Obama met Nelson Mandela when he was a United States Senator.

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