Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died, aged 95.
His death was announced by current president Jacob Zuma at a media conference a short while ago,
saying, Mr Mandela had "departed" and was at peace.
Late Nelson Mandela had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world's most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.
He was a great man and will be sorely missed.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.