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MPs and peers are to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela during the opening of business at the Houses of Parliament.
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They're a reminder, Tommy Zwane says, of the dark days before Nelson Mandela became his country's first democratically elected president.
15 hrs ago | Bloomberg
South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela 's memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people, more than first planned, as ordinary citizens to international heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
19 hrs ago | Newsday
Bishop Mosa Sono summed up the mood in this extremely religious nation when he told thousands of worshippers at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto: "Thank God for Madiba."
All the roads leading to the Mandela residence in Soweto had been cordoned off with barriers by police, merely letting people walk to their loved shrine instead of driving.
People dance as a band plays outside the Houghton home of the former South African president Nelson Mandela Photo: Getty Images Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela's family has spoken for the first time of their "grave sadness" at his death, saying they and the world had "lost a great man" who acted as a moral guide and an inspiration to millions.
People can pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela in Thokoza Park, in Soweto, and at Zoo Lake, Johannesburg City Parks and Lead SA said on Saturday.
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The remains of former president Nelson Mandela are being prepared to lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria next week, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Saturday.
The mood was more festive than funereal. Outside Nelson Mandela's former home in Soweto on Friday, crowds sang, chanted, and danced.
Sifiso Myeni of South Africa's Orlando Pirates challenges Ahmed Abdul Monem of Egypt's Al Ahli during the first leg of their African Champions League final soccer match at Orlando Stadium in Soweto November 2, 2013.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu paid arguably the most moving tribute as he said his friend had "taught a divided nation to come together" For the thousands who poured on to the streets in South Africa and around the world it felt like the loss of a close relative or friend.
Residents of Soweto began morning outside the former home of Nelson Mandela soon after his death was announced.