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Nelson Mandela: Coffin arrives in his ancestral home

Cheering crowds of South Africans have turned out to witness the body of Nelson Mandela being driven to his home village of Qunu, in preparation for his funeral on Sunday.

Many thousands of people lined the route as the hearse containing the coffin passed by, accompanied by military vehicles and police motorcycles.

Nelson Mandela's coffin was flown to the Eastern Cape from the capital Pretoria, where his body lay in state for three days.

John Simpson reports.

  • 14 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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