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Sunday, 08 December 2013 - 8:17
Nelson Mandela death: 'Difficult days' for family
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Nelson Mandela's family has given a first public statement since his death, describing the difficulty of the past two days and the week ahead.

"The pillar of our family is gone," family spokesman Lt Gen Themba Matanzima said, "but in our hearts and souls he will always be with us".

Vigils have continued in South Africa.

A funeral cortege bearing his body is to travel through the streets of Pretoria for three consecutive days before his burial next Sunday.

Mr Mandela's body will lie in state on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the heart of the South African government.
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