Thousands Bid Farewell As Mandela Lies In State


South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, is hosting thousands of people who have queued to view the body of former South African President and apartheid hero,Nelson Mandela.

People have also gathered to catch a glimpse of Mandela’s coffin as it was taken in procession to the Union Buildings, where his body will lie in state from Wednesday to Friday.These are the same government buildings where he was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president in 1994.

According to government officials, his remains will be taken to the Military Hospital during the evening over the three-day period.


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