Zulu warriors gathered on a hill above Nelson Mandela's burial site to say a final goodbye to South Africa's first black president.
Local television showed the anti-apartheid leader's coffin at the family grave site, but stopped broadcasting the event before the coffin was lowered at the request of the Mandela family.
Nelson Mandela has been laid to rest on a family plot after a ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and flyovers by military aircraft.
South Africa has said its final farewell to Nelson Mandela, the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.
Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary politician but as he repeatedly told anyone who would listen, he was not a saint.