Thousands of South Africans endured the cold weather to pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela, but the country was left red-faced after the crowd’s unruly behavior.
In a cringe-worthy moment for dignitaries and world leaders gathered for the memorial of Nelson Mandela, President Jacob Zuma was booed as he arrived at the FNB stadium.
Sombre but clearly heartbroken, Graça Machel presented a quiet face of grief when she arrived at the FNB stadium ahead of former president Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.
We look at the stories making headlines on 10 December 2013.
The rich sounds of ululating and lively struggle songs filled buses and trains as mourners made their way to the FNB stadium, south of Johannesburg.
Boxing fans will never forget how Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala jumped from the ring to give his WBU junior flyweight belt to former president Nelson Mandela when he beat Juan Herrera in 2002.
Doctors attending to former president Nelson Mandela in his final hours warned the family he was slipping away, Makaziwe Mandela told BBC World News in an interview on Monday.
Mthatha airport in the Eastern Cape will accommodate hundreds of state and local dignitaries this Sunday.
Even though he is a member of the AbaThembu royal family, late former president Nelson Mandela will receive an ordinary funeral.
Over 70 heads of state have given word of their attendance at Madiba’s memorial service, set to be held at 11am tomorrow, at the FNB Stadium in Soweto.
We take a look at the stories making news headlines on 9 December.
According to reports on Sunday, the last breath Nelson Mandela drew was his own, free of any life support, in the presence of his closest family members.
Just two days after the passing of former president Nelson Mandela, the country is now mourning the loss of boxing legend, Jacob “Baby Jake” Matlala.
In the years following his retirement, Mandela was increasingly frail, and made fewer public appearances, but regular rumours of ill health were met with equally frequent denials.