A former prison guard on Robben Island has revealed that he smuggled a baby into a Nelson Mandela's cell so he could see his grandchild.
A look at some of the key bequests made by former South African President Nelson Mandela in his will.
South Africa will hold its fifth democratic elections in 2014 and the ruling ANC will, in effect, be in the dock.
Details of Nelson Mandela's will to be made public. One of the executors of the will is reading from an executive summary of the will in Pretoria.
Details of Nelson Mandela's will about to be made public
Mandela will being made public due to public interest
Mandela's will was written in 2004 and was subsequently amended
A bronze rabbit placed inside the ear of a large statue of Nelson Mandela has sparked outrage from the South African government who have called for the hare to be removed.
The government said it wanted the creature to be removed from the statue - which was unveiled in Pretoria 11 days after the anti-apartheid leader's death - to "restore integrity" to the 30 foot sculpture.
Artists Ruhan Janse van Vuuren and Andre Prinsloo said they added the animal as a personal stamp after the authorities stopped them from engraving their signatures on the sculpture.
The hare was also a nod to the tight deadline the sculptors faced, with the Afrikaans word for rabbit - "haas" - also meaning haste.
A spokesman for the Department of Arts and Culture said the animal "undermined what we erected the statue for" and denied that Madiba, who was known for his sense of humour, might have found the rabbit funny.
The artists have apologised for adding the hare.
A nine-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled in South African capital Pretoria, a day after the nation buried the anti-apartheid hero.
The largest statue of Mandela in the world depicts the former president with his arms outstretched to symbolise unity and reconciliation.
Relatives and friends of the man accused of faking sign language interpretation at Nelson Mandela's memorial service have claimed he was involved in the killing of two men who were burned to death in 2003.
The men were said to have been found with a stolen television by a group of people who then set fire to tyres placed around their necks.
The four unnamed sources told the Associated Press that Thamsanqa Jantjie did not go on trial for the killings alongside the other suspects in 2006 because the authorities determined he was "not mentally fit to stand trial".
He was reportedly institutionalised for a year before he began working as a sign language interpreter at events for the governing African National Congress.
AP said Mr Jantjie was unavailable for comment.
The people of South Africa have said an emotional final goodbye to Nelson Mandela after the country's first democratically elected leader was buried in the rural village of Qunu.
The burial ceremony was broadcast on screens in the area including on a hill overlooking Mandela's property.
Military helicopters flew over Nelson Mandela's grave in Qunu during the service.
Earlier, over 4,000 people gathered for a large funeral service where members of the Mandela family, Jacob Zuma and old friends paid tribute to the former president.
In the final message, shortly before Mr Mandela's casket was lowered into the earth, the chaplain general of the South African military, Brigadier General Monwabisi Jamangile said:
"Yours was truly a long walk to freedom and now you have achieved the ultimate freedom in the bosom of your maker, God almighty. Amen."
Richard Branson said Nelson Mandela's private burial was the "closure of the most incredible life".
The entrepreneur said heads of state were "wiping their eyes" during the ceremony.
Zulu warriors gathered on a hill above Nelson Mandela's burial site to say a final goodbye to South Africa's first black president.
Local television showed the anti-apartheid leader's coffin at the family grave site, but stopped broadcasting the event before the coffin was lowered at the request of the Mandela family.
Military helicopters with South Africa flags flew over Nelson Mandela's grave in Qunu moments before the former South African president was laid to rest.
The country's first black president was buried following a large funeral service which was attended by over 4,000 guests.