Richard Branson: Nelson Mandela was ‘just magnificent’

Entrepreneur Richard Branson said every word used about Nelson Mandela over the last week did him justice and described him as “just magnificent”.

He added: “His legacy is enormous – I don’t think he leaves a hole as long as all of us continue to do his good works in the years to come.”

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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.