WATCH: Nelson Mandela documentary as world pays tribute

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Freedom fighter, global icon and father of a nation. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africas first democratically elected president, lived through extraordinary circumstances to become one of the greatest, most beloved leaders the world will ever know.

Today, South Africa and the world remember one of the most remarkable men in human history, South Africa&39;s first black and first democratically-elected president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Born on 18 July 1918 at Mvezo village in Transkei, he died aged 95 on this day two years ago.

The freedom fighter, global icon and father of a nation, fought for the liberation of black people from the injustices of the apartheid regime.

In this riveting visual reflection of his life, eNCA speaks to those who knew the man well, about his many feats - from his spirit of ubuntu to his dress sense and his most powerful quotes.

Watch the full story in the gallery above.

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