Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 at his home in Johannesburg.
Mandela was South Africa's first democratically elected and first black president, after spending 27 years in prison for his resistance to South Africa's Apartheid regime. In 1994 he led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule.
For a full bio of Nelson Mandela click here. Mandela was hospitalized in June of this year. At that time rabble.ca's Gerry Caplan reflected on what the life of this great leader meant for democracy. This article was published at rabble.ca on June 17, 2013: