Nelson Mandela: Route to lying in state
- 12 December 2013
- From the section Africa
People in Pretoria lined the streets as Nelson Mandela's body was driven through the city to lie in state at the Union Buildings, the South African seat of government. Mr Mandela's body is being transported there at 07:00 local time on three successive mornings, before public viewings each day. On Saturday, the former president's body will be flown to the Eastern Cape. He will be laid to rest in Qunu, where he grew up, on Sunday.