How The World Mourned For Nelson Mandela’s Death

Nelson Mandela was loved and admired by the people for being anti-apartheid until his death!
posted on: Saturday, December 7, 2013

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Nelson Mandela finally succumbed to lung infection at the age of 95. It is not far from our awareness that most of humanity has grown fond of him and with his passing, many are left grieving. So how did the world react to Nelson Mandela’s death?

South Africa president Jacob Zuma announced on live television that Nelson Mandela passed away. “He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost their father,” Zuma said.

LA Times

Here is the full video of Jacob Zuma’s announcement.

Many people flocked outside the house of Mandela in Johannesburg.

Two videos were uploaded on Instagram, which show how the people of South Africa paid respects to their beloved former leader. Click on the photos to view the video.

 

Famous celebrities and politicians expressed their condolences on Twitter.

               

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration even took a satellite image in honor of Nelson Mandela.

The reigning queen of Britain, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, admitted that she was deeply saddened by the news.

Ezra Koenig reminded us one of the ways that Nelson Mandela did to survive prison life. View the video

People left flowers and dedications to Mandela’s statue in London and all over the world.

The London premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom coincides with the date of his passing. The audience, including Prince William and Kate Middleton were informed about his death when the final credits were shown. Here’s what Prince William said at the end of the premiere.

Here’s the tear-jerking movie trailer.

President Obama speaks in behalf of the people of United States.

US Vice President Joe Biden said that Mandela ‘lifted a nation to freedom.’

Ban Ki-Moon speaks in behalf of United Nations and referred Mandela as ‘a giant for justice.’

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key calls Mandela a ‘beacon of hope.’

Tiger Woods expresses his grief.

Aung San Suu Kyi said she is experiencing extreme grief over Mandela’s death.

 

REST IN PEACE,

Nelson Mandela.

 

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