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SPECIAL REPORT: Nelson Mandela returns home to Qunu

© Sarah Leduc

Text by Sarah LEDUC

Latest update : 2013-12-15

The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela arrived Saturday in his childhood home of Qunu, where he will be buried Sunday. Thousands of locals came to welcome him home and join his funeral procession.

The two-hour long procession starting at Mthatha military airport and ending at his final resting place in the rural town of Qunu was lined by thousands of mourners.

Mandela will be buried Sunday morning, after an official ceremony with 4,500 invited guests and a small, traditional ceremony with only his family in attendance.


Date created : 2013-12-14

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