People queue to respect at the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, on Dec. 11, 2013. Thousands of South Africans on Wednesday thronged to the Union Buildings in Pretoria where the body of former South African president Nelson Mandela will lie in state for three days. (Xinhua/Li Qihua)
Grand Mandela memorial service held in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The South African government on Tuesday held the national memorial service here, honoring the late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Braving the pouring rain and chilly wind, some 100,000 mouring people gathered at the First National Bank (FNB) Stadium in Johannesburg.Full Story
South Africa takes pride in Mandela moment: Zuma
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday Nelson Mandela is one man of a kind and "there is no one quite like him."Full Story
World leaders gather to remember icon Mandela
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- World leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans on Tuesday gathered in rain at a stadium in South Africa's Johannesburg to honor former South African President Nelson Mandela.Full Story