Nelson Mandela's body begins journey to Qunu

A convoy carrying the coffin of Nelson Mandela has left the military hospital in Pretoria and is heading to Waterkloof air base.

A heavy police presence surrounded the coffin of Nelson Mandela as it made its final journey from the military hospital. Credit: RTV

The cort├Ęge will leave the South African capital from the airbase on a two-hour flight to the former South Africa President's home town of Qunu.

The coffin was draped in the ANC flag Credit: RTV

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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.