“My Fellow South Africans,
Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.
He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 (8:50 p.m.) on the 5th of December 2013.
He is now resting. He is now at peace.
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
Here’s a timeline of key events in the life of “Madiba,” including charts of South Africa’s key economic indicators by presidential term:
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