Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight.

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Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, the country's president, Jacob Zuma, said tonight.

In a televised address, Mr Zuma said: "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.

"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."

David Cameron tweeted his condolences, adding: " A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at No10 to be flown at half mast."