South Africa Mourns Death Of Nelson Mandela


A rose and a thank you card adressed to late South African former... News PhotoCape Town,Close To,Death,Former,Grand Parade - Cape Town,Hanging,Honor,Horizontal,Human Interest,Making,Nelson Mandela,People,Politics,President,Railing,Rose - Flower,South Africa,Speech,Town HallPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA rose and a thank you card adressed to late South African former president Nelson Mandela hang from a railing outside Cape Town's City Hall on December 6, 2013 during an inter-faith service in honour of Mandela held at the nearby Grand Parade, where Mandela made his first speech as a free man in 1990. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. AFP PHOTO/JENNIFER BRUCE (Photo credit should read JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images)