why does that name sound famaliar?
South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon.
Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
Yeah, we just found that out on our local news. We normally watch CNN, but had the TV off today to spend time with son.
Yeah he was an amazing man. Sad to see him go. But 95 years is a pretty good run.
He was South Africa's first democratically elected president and was eventually one of the key negotiator's during the end of apartheid (direct Afrikaans translation for apartness/separation).
Rest in peace Madiba.