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Estimated 100,000 see Mandela lying in state

An estimated 100,000 people have seen Nelson Mandela lying in state in Pretoria, according to the South African government. Tens of thousands of mourners were also turned away. His body has now been moved ahead of his funeral on Sunday.

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FW de Klerk: 'Today is a day for mourning'

Former South African president FW de Klerk has said spoken of his sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela after seeing his body lying in state in Pretoria.

He told ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo: "I'm very sad. Yesterday was a day for celebration. Today is a day for mourning."

Asked how it felt to see Mandela, he said: "It touched my heart deep."

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