Plane carrying Mandela's body leaves Pretoria

The coffin of Nelson Mandela is escorted aboard a military cargo plane. Credit: ITV News

The plane carrying Nelson Mandela's body has left Pretoria as it heads to Qunu for tomorrow's funeral.

The ANC held a farewell ceremony for Mandela this morning. Credit: ITV News

South Africa president Jacob Zuma described Mandela as a “man of action” during the ANC’s farewell ceremony at the Waterkloof Air Base in Pretoria.

The journey to Mthatha airport will take about two hours.

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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.