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Nelson Mandela has died: President Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.
/ Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.

In a nationally televised address, Zuma said South Africa's first black president would be accorded a full state funeral. He ordered flags to be flown at half mast.

(Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Janet Lawrence)