December 5, 2013 / 10:54 PM / in 4 years

South Africa has lost 'colossus' in Mandela: ANC

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa and the world have lost “a colossus and epitome of humility, equality, justice and peace” with the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, the ruling African National Congress said on Friday.

People listen to a radio as South African President Jacob Zuma announces the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Houghton, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

“His life gives us the courage to push forward for development and progress towards ending hunger and poverty,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by Ed Cropley

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