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Celebrities react to Nelson Mandela’s passing

Stars take to Twitter
to honour Mandela

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The great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and human rights campaigner, Nelson Mandela, passed away on Thursday at the age of 95. Celebrities took to Twitter to honour the South African leader.

Stars take to Twitter to honour Mandela

The incredible anti-apartheid icon and the first president of a democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela, passed away in his home in Johannesburg on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection. He was 95 years old.

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," South African President Jacob Zuma stated during the announcement.

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Mandela was a vigorous human rights activist in South Africa, and, following his 27-year imprisonment for conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government, he became an anti-apartheid revolutionary. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of the democratic South Africa.

A truly inspirational human being! Mandela has touched so many lives that Twitter is brimming with messages honouring the former South African leader. Celebrities, many of whom even had the opportunity to meet the activist, have flocked to the social media outlet to voice their love for Mandela.

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