#RIPNelsonMandela: Twitter mourns a global icon

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Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. The 95-year old freedom fighter has been battling with various illnesses over the last few years.

News of his death has spread through various social networks with South Africans and the world paying their respect to one of the globe’s most icon freedom fighters.

On Twitter, the hashtag #RIPNelsonMandela dominates global trends with messages of love and expressions of sadness over the passing of the former president.

As Africa wakes up to the sad news, NASA tweeted a metaphorical moment of silence of South Africa from the sky.


World Leaders express their condolences to the father of a nation


The world remembers his courage and the difference he made


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