After a long term battle with his health, Nelson Mandela has passed away according to

“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.” said South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.

The former president battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.

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FACT: Nelson Mandela’s only visit to Indianapolis was July 10th 1993. He spoke to the National NAACP Convention at The Convention Center. The Broadcast was on AM 1310 The Light.