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4 years ago today, Nelson Mandela died

He died at the age of 95 after battling a recurring lung infection.

FILE: Former South African President Nelson Mandela pays tribute to his life-long friend and ANC colleague Walter Sisulu, at the apartheid struggle hero's funeral in Soweto 17 May 2003. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Tuesday marks exactly four years since Madiba’s passing.

He died at the age of 95 after battling a recurring lung infection.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation will mark the day by unveiling an exhibition, called Unthreading Mandela, in his honour.

The foundation's Sello Hatang says: “It’s a significant day for the foundation because we’re launching our centenary programme. We are saying to South Africa and the world that all of us should do something to help grow the legacy of Nelson Mandela from 5 December 2017 to 5 December 2018.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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