Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela.
18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013
favorite movies: Home Alone (1990)
”This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I’m living alone. Did you hear me? I’m living alone! I’m living alone!”
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"Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend."
Mandela fought against apartheid for decades, spent twenty-seven years in prison for his work, and was eventually elected President of South Africa in 1994. In 1993 he and F.W. de Klerk received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”.
Nelson Mandela dies at 95
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died, President Jacob Zuma announces.
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Photo: Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration in Pretoria as the country’s first black president. “The time for the healing of the wounds has come,” Mandela said. “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.” (Walter Dhladhla / AFP - Getty Images)