GALLERY: The sad goodbye

By Drum Digital
12 December 2013

Mandela's family and world leaders were the first to pay their final respects at the Union Buildings.

Nelson Mandela’s coffin at the Union Buildings  is displayed in a roofed structure open on two sides. It was watched over by four military guards standing with their heads bowed.

His family and world leaders  were the first to pay their final respects.

Madiba's grandson Mandla Mandela accompanied the coffin as it was carried from the hearse to the amphitheatre.

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