South African President and activist Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday, December 5 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of 95. OVER the last couple years, Mandela battled a recurring lung infection. Most recently, he was in the hospital for 3 months due to the infection. But he was treated at his home since the beginning of September by a team of 22 doctors.
Lung infections, particularly pneumonia, can be very dangerous for people Mandela's age. We send our sympathy to the Mandela family. The world will long be grateful to Nelson Mandela for being such a force for freedom and good.