Celebrating the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: A photo essay
on December 5, 2016 — Today marks three years since former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away.
Nelson Mandela by Abayomi Azikiwe
On 5 December 2013, the world mourned the death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died at the age of 95. By the time of his death, Madiba- as he was commonly referred to- was widely considered by South Africans as the ‘father of the nation’ and to the rest of the world ‘a global icon.’
As the first democratically elected President at the end of the apartheid era in South Africa, Mandela ensured that his life’s legacy would live on long after his death.
Here are some photographs of Mandela and his legacy: