Fire fighters do song and dance for Madiba

2013-12-12 10:38

Mandela exhibition

2013-12-12 09:02

Nelson Mandela exhibition at the Cape Town Civic Centre.WATCH

Johannesburg - Members of the Working on Fire programme danced and sang in honour of former president Nelson Mandela outside his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Thursday morning.

The fire fighters, wearing bright yellow T-shirts and dark blue overall pants, filled the air with song as people continued to leave flowers and other tokens along the wall of Mandela's house.

Ice-cream vendors, police, and a few members of the media looked on as people flocked around the barricade on the corner of 4th Street and 12th Avenue.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema was expected to lay flowers there on Thursday morning, before heading to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to pay his last respects to the international icon of peace and reconciliation, where he is lying in state.

Mandela died at the house in Houghton last Thursday at the age of 95.

The official memorial service was held at the FNB Stadium, in Soweto, on Tuesday, and was attended by about 100 current and former heads of state and government.

He will be buried in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.

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