Idris Elba at Madiba's funeral

By Drum Digital
15 December 2013

British actor Idris Elba was among the dignitaries who attended the funeral of the former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu.

British actor Idris Elba was among the dignitaries who attended the funeral of the former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.

Elba played the character of Mandela in the movie recently released about his life.

Funeral programme director African National Congress deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said Elba had been nominated for an award for his portrayal of Mandela in the movie, titled Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom.

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and US actor Forest Whitaker were also among the dignitaries.

-by Sapa

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