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The South African flag on Leeds Civic Hall is flying at half-mast as a sign of the city’s respect for Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday.
A book of condolence has opened in Leeds to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.
The former South African president was made an honorary freeman of Leeds during an official visit in 2001 in which he rededicated the city's Mandela Garden. Today at a centre in Chapletown named after him many have been paying tribute.
The news came in the last few moments from President Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa, a friend of Nelson Mandela and tonight just another man in his shadow.
It was his job to break the news to the nation and to break the hearts of millions of South Africans on national television.
Nelson Mandela was 95-years-old, he had been very ill for sometime and yet he remained this icon of South Africa.
The founding father of the modern nation, the man who spent 27 years in prison, much of it in solitary confinement to fight the apartheid racist regime that had ruled South Africa for so many years.
He was put into hospital six months ago first seriously ill and then critically ill.
In September he was discharged from the hospital and brought home to Johannesburg but people in his family made it absolutely clear that this was not necessarily a sign of any progress.
His home had been kitted out to replicate the precise medical conditions that he had while he was in the hospital for all of those months.
So, this announcement is absolutely expected but through the day there has been this growing fear through the streets of Johannesburg.
There are crowds growing outside the house, the police are having to force some of the onlookers back because people are so fascinated by what is happening here.
Justice, reconciliation, & humanity have lost a great servant. The world has lost its greatest leader. #Mandela now belongs to the ages.
He was an inspiration for the world, not just for a nation. So very sad that Nelson Mandela has died.
A great human being and an inspiration to millions. With grace and magnanimity, he showed that with belief all is possible. #NelsonMandela
Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.
President Zuma said: "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves."
President Zuma said: "Our thoughts are with the South African people who today mourn the loss of the one person who, more than any other, came to embody their sense of a common nationhood.
"Our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced Madiba as their own, and who saw his cause as their cause."
President Zuma said South Africa had "lost its greatest son".
President Jacob Zuma said "nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss" as he announced that Nelson Mandela had died.