World Reflects on the Life of Nelson Mandela (Reactions on Twitter)

Top left, Mandela casting his vote in the 1994 elections. Right, young Nelson Mandela in 1937. Bottom, De Klerk and Mandela shake hands at the World Economic Forum in 1992. (Photos: Creative Commons)

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Nelson Mandela, who became an icon of the struggle for racial equality during a decades-long struggle against South Africa’s apartheid system, is being remembered across the globe on Thursday following his death at age 95.

Mandela died after a prolonged lung infection, which had been a recurring problem for him since his days as a prisoner of conscience on South Africa’s Robben Island. He served 27 years at the notorious jail.

“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” South African President Jacob Zuma said in an address to the nation.

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