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Tributes to #Madiba flood Instagram following world statesman’s death

Nelson Mandela statue

Former South African president and global statesman Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, following a long battle with illness.

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The iconic leader’s death has sparked a wave of tributes across social media, with some of the most touching ones being found on Instagram.

A number of the tributes took the form of pictures of Mandela, along with some of his most iconic quotes:

Others told the story of what happened outside Mandela’s Johannesburg home as the news broke:

Singer Beyonce Knowles meanwhile posted a photo of her and her husband Jay-Z sitting with Mandela.

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