Mourning Madiba: South Africans Say Goodbye to Nelson Mandela

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In the days since Nelson Mandela died, Johannesburg, South Africa, has been shrouded with rain clouds. According to some African cultures, the rain is a sign of an esteemed elder passing away and being welcomed into the afterlife by his departed ancestors.

On Dec. 10, thousands of rain-soaked South Africans gathered at FNB Stadium, where they danced and sang, cried and celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy. The following day, as Mandela’s body was taken to the Union Buildings–the seat of government in Pretoria–the sun shown brightly through the clouds as thousands lined the streets to say farewell to the anti-apartheid leader.

Mandela’s body will lie in state for three days before being taken to his birthplace, the village of Qunu, where he will be buried.

MORE: South Africa’s Memorial Service for Mandela

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4 comments
funke
funke

It was a depressing news for the people of south Africa . his death made the Africans to bleed for no wound . He also made the people to be equal among the white and blacks . He was a man dignity it was a sorrowful , painful death but yet we are still celebrating him . ANDE OLUWAFUNKE OREOLUWA MASS COMMUNICATION 100 LEVEL CALEB UNIVERSITY IMOTA LAGOS .

DEBORAH
DEBORAH

It is was a shocking news about the death of a great man called Nelson Mandela . He was a great man who stopped the Africans from becoming slaves and he also fought for the appetite for the people but still the people of south Africa are still  happy about the good deeds he has done for them . ORIFE DEBORAH AFOKE MASS COMMUNICATION 100 LEVEL CALEB UNIVERSITY IMOTA LAGOS . 

DefenderOfDemocracy
DefenderOfDemocracy

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