QUNU, South Africa- The body of Nelson Mandela was laid to rest on Sunday in a grave near his family homestead at Qunu in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.
The burial followed a state funeral service and closed 10 days of emotion-charged mourning for the former president and anti-apartheid legend, who died on December 5 at the age of 95.
The ceremony attracted hundreds of political, diplomatic and social figures from across the world.
These include Zambia’s former president Kenneth Kaunda, Malawi presient Joyce Banda, Tanzanian leader Jakaya Kikwete Zimbabwe’s former Prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai, movie actor Idris Elba who featured in the recently released film Mandela:The long walk to freedom.
Mandela died on 5 December at the age of 95 after a long battle with lung infection related illness.
Report by Reuters/NewsDay Reporter