Mandela's ancestral home prepares for his burial

Qunu, the small rural village in the Eastern Cape where Nelson Mandela grew up, is preparing to receive the body of its famous son ahead of the anti-apartheid leader's funeral tomorrow.

Qunu, the small rural village in the Eastern Cape, where Nelson Mandela grew up Credit: Reuters

His body will be flown there today. In accordance with the wishes of Mandela's family to keep the ceremony private, the only pictures of the burial will be via the SABC state broadcaster and an official outside photographer.

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Nelson Mandela's body arrives in his ancestral village

The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived in Qunu, the small rural village where he grew up, ahead of his burial there tomorrow.