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Mandela's remains arrive at Qunu

English.news.cn   2013-12-14 22:51:43            

MTHATHA, South Africa, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela's remains arrived at his ancestral home at Qunu in Eastern Cape region for burial on Sunday.

Hundreds of people waited on the route from the airport to Qunu to see Mandela cortege when it passed by, filling the atmosphere with dancing, singing and hailing.

The funeral on Sunday is reported to be closed to the media as Mandela's family wished. The plane carrying Mandela's body arrived at the Mthatha airport with his family in the Eastern Cape region at noon on Saturday.

Editor: yan
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