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On 18 July 2007, Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu convened a group of world leaders in Johannesburg to contribute their wisdom and independent leadership to address the world's toughest problems. Nelson Mandela announced the formation of this new group, The Elders, in a speech he delivered on the occasion of his 89th birthday.
Originally posted by Protector18328
Nelson Mandella died in the 1990's
Is Nelson Mandela still alive? As at the time of writing this, yes he is. Did Nelson Mandela die? No he did not. The Nelson Mandela death that was reported on CNN news in 2003 was very much incorrect.
Nelson Mandela turned 91 on July 18 2009. He is not a young man any more and was unable to attend his birthday concert in New York. Mandiba (Mandela) did receive treatment for prostate cancer in 2001 but he recovered well from that.
Rumors were spread about a Nelson Mandela death then, and they have spread since. Mandela retired from public life when he was 85, and has made less and less appearances.