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Obama leads tributes to Mandela at memorial service

US President Barack Obama has led the tributes to Nelson Mandela saying that South Africa's democracy is his "cherished legacy." Thousands gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the life of the former South African president.

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Zuma recalls moment Mandela emerged from captivity

South African President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma is describing the moment the world first saw a "tall, imposing figure walking out into a world he had left behind 27 years before".

He says South Africans were, at that time, a "downtrodden people" and that they "needed a leader like Madiba".

Zuma refers to Mandela repeatedly as a "freedom fighter".

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