There were mixed emotions in the Soweto township where Nelson Mandela lived under - and fought against - the Apartheid regime.
Crowds gathered outside his former home which is now a museum.
From there ITV's International Correspondent John Irvine reports:
From South Africa ITV News Presenter Mark Austin writes on what the future holds for the new, post-Mandela, Rainbow Nation.
The rugby captain whose handshake with Nelson Mandela came to define the progress of post-apartheid South Africa pays tribute to his idol.