Flowers and a photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela's body is lying in state in Pretoria

The body of Nelson Mandela will be lying in state for three days in Pretoria.

On Wednesday morning, a procession carried Mr Mandela's body from the mortuary to the Union Buildings.

The state funeral takes place on Sunday in his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province.

The former South African president died last Thursday in Johannesburg, aged 95.

  • 11 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa