Nelson Mandela’s body carried to his ancestral home

Mandela's body
Mandela's body is carried across the runway at Mthatha airport. Credit: ITV News

The body of former South Africa president Nelson Mandela is being taken to his ancestral home ahead of his burial tomorrow.

His body landed in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and is being carried to the village of Qunu, Mandela's childhood home.

The funeral will be attended by around 5,000 people. Credit: ITV News

At least 100,000 people saw Mandela's body lying in state in Pretoria over the last three days.

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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.