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Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 19:02
Video : Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home
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Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa's first black president at a state funeral service.

His widow, Graca Machel, and President Jacob Zuma were present for the private, traditional Xhosa ceremony at Mandela's ancestral home in Qunu.

Zuma had earlier told the larger funeral service that South Africans had to take his legacy forward.

A close friend, Ahmed Kathrada, told mourners at the service he had lost an "elder brother" who was with him for many years in prison on Robben island.



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