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Mandela Buried In South Africa

Nelson Mandela Buried In Home Villagei
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December 15, 2013
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, was buried on December 15 in his rural home village of Qunu, in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. The funeral service included a military procession and a flyover of military helicopters, as well as funeral rites traditional to Mandela's Xhosa clan. Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on December 5 at the age of 95. (Reuters video)
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The body of Nelson Mandela was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. 

The former anti-apartheid prisoner, who became South Africa’s first black president, is to be buried in his rural home village of Qunu.

The ceremony was attended by thousands of people, including members of the ruling African National Congress, Mandela's family, government officials, and foreign dignitaries.


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The funeral, which included traditional rites of Mandela’s Xhosa clan, brought to an end 10 days of national mourning following Mandela’s death on December 5 at the age of 95.

After 27 years in prison, Mandela was released in 1990 and went on to promote reconciliation.

He became president in 1994 after South Africa's first all-race democratic elections
 
Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters

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