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South Africa president Jacob Zuma has confirmed that Nelson Mandela has died today. Mandela, a former South African president has died at the age of 95, according to HuffPost news reports on Dec. 5.

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The civil rights activist fought to end the apartheid movement that led to his imprisonment for over two decades; he was sentenced for 27 years in prison.

The famed black leader earned his law degree which fueled his rights to fight for anti-apartheid that ruled the South African black civilians.

During his incarceration, he helped fellow inmates by representation for internal charges against them by jail guards while imprisoned.

The Nobel Peace Prize recipient of 1993 was finally released after serving 18 years at hard labor in a quarry; he lived in a small cell with a bucket to serve as a toilet; he was released on Feb. 11, 1990.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, leaves behind – he divorced wife Winnie Madikizela in 1996 – his two daughters Zenani and Zindziswa.

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