Nelson Mandela: End of a Journey

2013-1205 Nelson MandelaI thought of many titles for this post, but no title could possibly convey the impact Nelson Mandela had throughout the world. I had a similar problem while deciding what to write about the death of a person who, for decades, demonstrated courage in the face of adversity. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed that former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities, died at age 95.

A few weeks ago, Nelson Mandela was erroneously declared dead.

During the hysteria that followed the declaration, the erroneous announcement took on a life of it own — news agencies, websites, and politicians reported the “death” and sent their condolences. For example, in Australia, politician Gary Gray prematurely sent condolences from Parliament to Mandela’s family, describing the tremendous loss of the great man.

For more information about the story, please check with The Huffington Post or any of the other news agencies across the globe.

 

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