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Nelson Mandela is no more. At about 20:50 on Thursday 5th December, Nelson Rohishlahla Mandela passed away peacefully at the age of 95 after a long illness. The news was announced by President Jacob Zuma to a worldwide audience. All across the country people gathered to pay tribute to a freedom fighter. Ben Morken in South Africa looks back at the life of this important political and historic figure.