The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived at his ancestral home
in the rolling hills of South Africa's Eastern Cape and was
greeted by singing, dancing locals ahead of the
anti-apartheid leader's state funeral set for the following
Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police
barriers, flocked to South Africa's central government
buildings to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero
Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.
Nelson Mandela's death may unite South Africa for a time but
a struggle within the African National Congress will follow
over who will inherit his legacy, Prof Philip Nel, of the
University of Otago, says.
As the death of Nelson Mandela intensified emotions around
the globe yesterday, former All Black coach Laurie Mains
shared his impressions of the man he believed had the
greatest influence on his life.