Nelson Mandela: Reflections on Mandela from his family

  • 19 December 2013
  • From the section Africa

In the days after Nelson Mandela's death, members of his family spoke to the BBC's Komla Dumor about their memories of South Africa's first black president, and about his final days.

Mandela's daughter Makaziwe talks about her father's final moments

Media captionMakaziwe Mandela: "The children were there, the grandchildren were there"

Makaziwe Mandela told the BBC that her father was surrounded by his family in his final moments and she talked about sharing him with the world.

Mandela's granddaughters Tukwini and Nandi on how they learned from his "amazing" stories

Media captionNandi and Tukwini Mandela: "We come from very strong stock"

Tukwini Mandela, daughter of Mr Mandela's daughter Makaziwe, and Nandi Mandela, daughter of Mr Mandela's eldest son Thembi, spoke about their grandfather's legacy and about how the family is dealing with his death.

Mandela's grandson Ndaba: 'The world is watching us'

Media captionOne of Nelson Mandela's grandsons, Ndaba: Crowds ''touched his heart''

Ndaba Mandela, one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons, told the BBC about his reactions to the memorial service for his grandfather, and about his emotions as the funeral neared.

Mbuso and Phumla Mandela speak at the memorial service

Media captionNelson Mandela's great granddaughter Phumla Mandela: "You tower over the world like a comet"

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mbuso and great granddaughter, Phumla, spoke on behalf of the family at the memorial service at the FNB stadium.

Mandela's son-in-law on the 'tears' he shed over family members

Media captionMr Mandela's son-in-law Dr Issac Amuah: "I have seen him cry to me"

Dr Amuah, who is married to Mr Mandela's eldest daughter Makaziwe, said the late president became emotional over the "expectations of some family members, which never came to be".