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Nelson Mandela life in pictures

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

The Freedom fighter - Nelson Mandela, led South Africa's transition from white minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities.

He had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state.

The news was announced by a clearly emotional South African president Jacob Zuma live on television, who said Mandela had “departed” and was at peace. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” said Zuma.