Reluctant Goodbye for Mandela During Funeral

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest in his ancestral home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. More: Nelson Mandela: His Life and Times

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  • South Africa:  Mandela Brought Home in State Funeral

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Former president Nelson Mandela's epic journey ended in his ancestral village on Sunday as family and fellow African politicians laid him to rest in the remote hills of Qunu. read more »

  • South Africa:  Painful to Watch: Mvezo Residents

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    The funeral of former president Nelson Mandela on Sunday was sad to watch for villagers at Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, where he was born. read more »

  • South Africa:  Reluctant Goodbye for Mandela

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Former president Nelson Mandela was returned to his home village of Qunu on Sunday in a state funeral that saw political tributes and tears flow. read more »

  • South Africa:  Graça, Winnie Hold Hands During Walk to Mandela Grave

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela's two loves, his widow Graca Machel and ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, held onto each other as they moved towards the site where he will be buried in Qunu on ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Holomisa Gives Thanks on Behalf of Mandela Family

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa gave a vote of a thanks at the state funeral of former president Nelson Mandela, in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Former Zambian President Kaunda Takes Dig at Apartheid Regime

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Many guests at the state funeral of former president Nelson Mandela enjoyed the animated vote of thanks given by former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda in Qunu, in the Eastern ... read more »

Video

  • South Africa:  President Zuma's Eulogy at Mandela Funeral

    South African Government, 15 December 2013

    *Eulogy** by President Jacob Zuma at the State Funeral of the late former President of the Republic and former Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Nelson ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Taught Forgiveness - Obituary

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    It was through former president Nelson Mandela that the world learned the spirit of endurance and forgiveness, read an obituary delivered at his state funeral in Qunu, in the ... read more »

Documents

  • Malawi:  President Joyce Banda's Speech at Mandela's Burial in Qunu (document)

    allAfrica.com, 15 December 2013

    Your Excellency Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa; Madam Graca Machel; Mama Winnie Madikizela- Mandela; The Mandela Family; Your Excellencies, Heads of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Continent Indebted to Mandela - Ethiopian PM Desalegn

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Africa is indebted to former president Nelson Mandela for the sacrifices he made to the continent, Ethiopian Prime Minister and African Union chairman Hailemariam Desalegn said on ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Light Moment on Solemn Day for Mandela

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Guests at the state funeral of Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape laughed as his granddaughter reminisced about the former president's mischievous nature on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Malawi Comment Lifts Mood at Mandela Funeral

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's sombre mood lifted for a moment when a joke was made about a faux pas by President Jacob Zuma, at Nelson Mandela's state funeral in Qunu on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Standing Ovation for Malawian President Banda's Speech at Mandela Funeral

    South African Press Association, 15 December 2013

    Malawian president Joyce Banda was amazed by former president Nelson Mandela's humility and leadership, she said on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Thousands Pay Their Last Respects to Mandela

    SAnews.gov.za, 15 December 2013

    Hundreds of mourners have started flooding into the giant white marquee at the late former President Nelson Mandela's home, where his funeral, is taking place today. Up to 4 500 ... read more »

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Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the arrival of the remains of former South African president Nelson Mandela at Mthatha Airport in the Eastern Cape.

  • South Africa:  Madiba to Be Laid to Rest

    SAnews.gov.za, 15 December 2013

    As a fog settled over the green rolling hills of Qunu early on Sunday morning, the sun rose over the farm where the late former President Nelson Mandela grew up. read more »

  • South Africa:  Tutu to Qunu for Mandela Funeral

    allAfrica.com, 14 December 2013

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will attend Nelson Mandela's state funeral in Qunu, South Africa Sunday, following popular protests - many using the Twitter hashtag #Tutu2Qunu - demanding ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela's Body Arrives in Qunu

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 December 2013

    The cortege of the late former President Nelson Mandela has arrived at his residence in Qunu, where he will be laid to rest on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Government Clarifies Tutu Invitation to Mandela Funeral

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 December 2013

    Government says it will be working through the night to assist VIPs wishing to attend the funeral of former President Nelson Mandela, in Qunu, on Sunday. read more »

  • South Africa:  All Set for Mandela's Funeral

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 December 2013

    Government says it is pleased with the manner in which South Africans have conducted themselves during the 10-day mourning period which was declared when former President Nelson ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Tears at Mandela Procession Through Qunu

    South African Press Association, 14 December 2013

    The passage of Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege through the streets of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Saturday evoked a range of emotions from those who turned out to bid the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Madiba's Burial Before Noon On Sunday

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 December 2013

    The late former President Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday at the family farm in Qunu, Eastern Cape, at noon. read more »

  • South Africa:  Madiba Begins Final Journey to Qunu

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 December 2013

    African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts have gathered at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria to bid farewell to former President Nelson Mandela. read more »

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