South Africans react to Nelson Mandela's death on social media

As the news of Mandela's death swept the world on Dec. 5, 2013, many living in South Africa took to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media to express their respect for Mandela and grieve his death.

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  1. #anc #madiba #father #southafrica thank you to the father of Africa for a remarkable history and a remarkable time in all our lives, your tireless struggle has given us the respect through your persistence for humanity, you have sacrificed your life for us to be be free, madiba may your struggle live on in out lives as South Africans
  2. RIP Nelson Mandela, a true inspiration and one of the greats of our time. (1918-2013) #RIPMandela #Legend #Icon #Unreal
  3. .......May his soul rest in peace!✊