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Nelson Mandela's coffin has been escorted by military personnel to the burial site.
The former South African president will now be buried in a private hillside ceremony following the conclusion of the two-hour service.
As the service to farewell Nelson Mandela approaches its end, South Africans join together to say goodbye to their former leader.
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel wiped away tears at the funeral of her late husband as dignitaries from around the world read tributes.
Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda paid a lengthy tribute to Nelson Mandela's life, interspersed with humorous quips and a crowd-pleasing jig to start.
"This great son of the world - not only of South Africa - Madiba showed us the way. Whether you are white, black, yellow or brown, you are all God's children," he said.
Over-running his time allocation, Kaunda joked that the master of ceremonies was "chasing me away" - but he insisted it was important to remember that even in death, Nelson Mandela is "still Madiba, our leader."
He also thanked Winnie Mandela for her life's work with her former husband.
Viewers of the state funeral for Nelson Mandela have told of their emotions as South Africans bid farewell to their beloved former leader.
Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi was visibly emotional during her father's state funeral in Qunu.
Members of the Mandela family and Jacob Zuma have paid tribute to the former South African president during the large service.
Jacob Zuma has said while Nelson Mandela's long walk to freedom has ended, South Africa's own journey will continue.
The South African president said the country needed to work to create the type of society Nelson Mandela "worked tirelessly to construct".
Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at the former South African president's funeral.
The South African president said Mandela was a "fountain of wisdom, pillar of strength and a beacon of hope."
Addressing the congregation, South African president Jacob Zuma said: "It is the end of an extraordinary journey that began 95 years ago.
"It is the end of 95 glorious years, of a freedom fighter, a dedicated and humble servant of the people of South Africa.
"Fountain of wisdom, a pillar of strength, and a beacon of hope for all those fighting for a just and equitable world order."
Malawi president Joyce Banda used part of her tribute to Nelson Mandela to appeal to South Africa's current leadership to remain united in honour of their former leader.
"I appeal to you, President Zuma, under your leadership all South Africans to make this appeal that you remain united and continue to be a rainbow nation, for this is what Tata Madiba cherished," she said.
"It is our hope and prayer that South Africa will remain a country of all people regardless of race, colour, religion and tribe."
South African president Jacob Zuma started his address to mourners at Nelson Mandela's funeral in song.
The audience including Mandela's former wife Winnie joined in with the tribute.
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Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest on a family plot after a ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and flyovers by military aircraft.
South Africa has said its final farewell to Nelson Mandela, the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.