05/12/2013 The first President of South Africa Nelson Mandela dies
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Nelson Mandela, the first President of South Africa to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, as well as the country's first black head of state, died at the age of 95 after suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection. He died at around 20:50 local time at his home in Houghton, South Africa, surrounded by his family.