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Tradition meets formality as Mandela funeral is planned

Discussions are taking place in Qunu, South Africa, about how the funeral of Nelson Mandela should be conducted.

Some local chiefs are unhappy that the government is playing too prominent a role, as attempts are made to balance the demands of a state funeral with ancient traditions handed down through generations.

George Alagiah reports.

  • 13 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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