BREAKING: Nelson #Mandela
, the man considered to be the father of post-apartheid South Africa, has passed away at age 95. #Madiba
, as he’s affectionately called, led a truly remarkable life in which he successfully co-founded the country’s first black law firm, fought against #apartheid
, served 27 years in prison because of it and was released only to become the first democratically elected #President
in South African history. He would go on to win a Nobel peace prize, negotiate conflicts in #Africa
and beyond and establish himself as a global icon for #peace
. Stay tuned to CNN and CNN International for our special coverage of his death, his life and upcoming memorial services.
What does Mandela’s legacy mean to you?