We will mourn. But then, pick up the baton and finish the long walk to freedom

2013-12-06 01:13

It came almost as the clock struck midnight. A sombre President Jacob Zuma, dressed in a mandarin-collared jacket, made the announcement we have expected all year. “Our beloved father has departed.”

In January, Madiba took ill with a lung infection that got steadily worse. He died last night at his Houghton home, at 8.50pm, said President Zuma, peacefully and surrounded by his family.

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