News of former South African President Nelson Mandela's death Thursday afternoon prompted an outpouring of remembrances from journalists.
Mandela died on Thursday at the age of 95.
Reporters swarmed Mandela's home before President Zuma's announcement, according to ITV's Rohit Kachroo. Lydia Polgreen, the New York Times' Johannesburg bureau chief, tweeted that "news broadcasters are deeply emotional, holding back tears as they speak about Mandela’s death."
Below, see how other members of the press reacted to Mandela's death.
A remarkable man and an inspiration to all. Remembering #NelsonMandela
— Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela has died. Respect.
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) December 5, 2013
Mandela is gone. There is no one else like him.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was the towering moral giant of the 20th and 21st centuries. We will not see the likes of Madiba again for a long, long time.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) December 5, 2013
A man once called a "terrorist" will be mourned by every right-thinking person in the entire world today.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 5, 2013
— David Gregory (@davidgregory) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela was a man of courage. A great man who loved his nation and struggled to free it from apartheid.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) December 5, 2013
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) December 5, 2013
Church bells ringing in a small Connecticut town right now for Nelson Mandela.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) December 5, 2013
NYT home page: "Nelson Mandela, Peaceful Liberator, Dies" > http://t.co/doXd6Kxf3O
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) December 5, 2013
Madiba RIP pic.twitter.com/NP40JO16Qg
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) December 5, 2013
Pres Zuma obviously feeling great pain…as does the world
— Greta Van Susteren (@gretawire) December 5, 2013
The world really is a poorer place tonight.
— Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela proved one person can make a difference. God bless him pic.twitter.com/Lrj5dYfWWX
— Al Roker (@alroker) December 5, 2013