Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nelson Mandela's remains reach Childhood Village


A funeral cortege carrying Nelson Mandela's body arrived Saturday in his ancestral village of Qunu, in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, where he'll be buried Sunday amid the lush green hills of his boyhood.
After a plane carrying his casket touched down in Mthatha, the closest airport to Qunu, it was taken in a procession past mourners who lined the roads to his rural home.

The mood among the crowd appeared to be one of celebration of his life, as well as sadness for his passing.

The nation's first black president had often said he felt most at peace here at his rural home in the southeastern corner of the nation. Read at CNN

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