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President Zuma makes Mandela announcement

6 December 2013 Last updated at 10:22 GMT

Nelson Mandela, one of the world's greatest leaders, has died aged 95 after a long illness.

Mandela led South Africa out of the racist system of apartheid, and into democracy, becoming the country's first black president.

The country's president Jacob Zuma announced the news on television in South Africa.