Former South African president, Nelson Mandela is dead. His death was announced by current president Jacob Zuma at a media conference a short while ago,saying, Mr Mandela had "departed" and was at peace.
Madiba had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.President Jacob Zuma said flags will be flown at half-mast across South Africa immediately with a state burial to follow. The UK government have also announced that flags will be flown at half-mast in the UK
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.