POSTED: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 3:49pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 3:52pm
CNN — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. He was 95.
"He is now resting. He is now at peace," South African President Jacob Zuma said. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father."