Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and first black president of South Africa, died Thursday. He was 95 years old.
South President Jacob Zuma announced Mr. Mandela's death.
Mr. Mandela spent near three decades in prison for his role in the fight to end white minority rule and official discrimination against blacks in Sourth Africa.
After his relase, he emerged as a revered symbol of peace and reconciliation and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. The following year, he becamse South Africa's first president.