Cuban president Raúl Castro has been hailed by ANC leaders as a comrade and a fighter in South Africa’s struggle for freedom.
Carien du Plessis
US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro shook hands while sharing the stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at FNB Stadium in Joburg.
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has thanked Nelson Mandela for the sacrifices he had made.
Crowds have started streaming into the FNB Stadium where a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela is set to be held today.
US president Barack Obama and his counterpart Raul Castro of the US’s long-time foe, Cuba, will be sharing a stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service today.
Former president Nelson Mandela was the type of person who couldn’t even kill an insect, close friend and comrade of many years Ahmed Kathrada has said.
As many as 150 foreign dignitaries, many of them heads of state, are expected in South Africa this week to attend one of the biggest state funerals of the century.
Electioneering came to a standstill as South Africans paused to mourn the death of their beloved former president Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela’s family has compared his absence since his death to the time he was imprisoned.
South Africa is in a period of 10 days of national mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela gave his blessing for me to become a journalist, or at least that’s how I’d like to think of it.
Twitter users share some of the lessons Nelson Mandela taught them.
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- MT @lubabalongcukan: Heavy police presence at Mthatha Airport ahead of the arrival of #Mandela family and dignitaries from today. 2 hours ago
- For more information about park and rides and other details, Tshwane has set up a cell centre: 012 473 0114 or 012 473 0389 #Mandela 2 hours ago
- Park and rides from Tshwane Events Centre, LC De Villiers Sports Facility in Hatfield, Fountains Valley Park to Union Buildings. #Mandela 2 hours ago
- RT @zinhlemap: People will not be allowed to view #Mandela's body more than once 2 hours ago
- RT @vercingetorics: People singing for their president outside the Union Buildings. #Mandela http://t.co/P17n0dkkwR 2 hours ago