South African President Jacob Zuma mourns the death of Nelson Mandela Thursday.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.
Counting himself among the millions influenced by Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president.
"He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages," Obama said in a somber appearance at the White House.
South African President Jacob Zuma addressed a nation in mourning.
"We've lost our greatest son. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," Zuma said. "Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss."
PBS NewsHour will continue to update this post as world leaders and others from around the globe speak on the loss of the former South African President and activist.
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