Crowd told Mandela hearse will not drive through today

The crowd had been dancing and shouting 'Viva' as they waited to see Nelson Mandela.
The crowd had been dancing and shouting 'Viva' as they waited to see Nelson Mandela. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

Word has finally reached the crowd in Pretoria that they will not see the hearse carrying Nelson Mandela drive through this evening.

Police line the street in Pretoria where a crowd has gathered.
Police line the street in Pretoria where a crowd has gathered. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

The crowd is now dispersing. The police are dismantling and telling them to line the streets tomorrow morning.

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