A friend of Nelson Mandela's, Linda Twala, has said that "no-one that will ever replace Mandela".
He says he remembers Mandela visiting a shack in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra and sitting a young child on his knee.
Pictures released today give a unique look inside Air Force One as two former and one current US President flew to Nelson Mandela's memorial
Twenty years ago the soon to be President Mandela pledged to 'wash away the stains of apartheid' - two decades on those stains remain.
Barack Obama has led the tributes to Nelson Mandela saying that South Africa's democracy is his 'cherished legacy.'