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Nelson Mandela has died

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician passed away Thursday afternoon.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician passed away Thursday afternoon.

Mandela served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 passed away at his home.

Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison, was the first black South African to hold the office and his government tackled institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality. 

A state funeral will be held for Mandela.  He was 95-years-old.


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