As it happened: Mandela death reaction

Key points

  • Millions of people in South Africa and around the world are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, at the age of 95
  • Crowds have formed outside Mr Mandela's house in Johannesburg since news first broke that he died late on Thursday
  • Mr Mandela was elected South Africa's first black president after he spent 27 years in prison
  • Official mourning is expected to last 10 days and a state funeral will be held on Sunday 15 December, President Zuma has said
  • World leaders have paid tribute, including President Obama who said Mr Mandela embodied the "promise of change for the better"
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  • Warren Bull 
  • Sean Clare 
  • Kerry Alexandra 
  • Zoe Murphy 
  • Penny Spiller 

Last updated 6 December 2013

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