The funeral of former South African president and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela took place today in his ancestral home town, Qunu. The event was attended by thousands of people amongst whom are, Oprah Winfrey and her partner Stedman Graham, English businessman Richard Branson, former American President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Malawian President Joyce Banda, and many more people.
Mandela was laid to rest after a short sermon by Bishop Siwa. It was then followed by the military bugler who played the Last Post, followed by Reveille, the pall bearers saluted and then withdrew as did the cameras. Mandela’s family was then allowed a private moment to pay their last respect to Madiba at the graveside
See below, more photos from Nelson Mandela’s funeral.
Photo credits. BBC