LIVE: Ramaphosa - Mandela's spirit continues to inspire

2014-12-05 07:48

We bring you the latest updates as the world marks the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death.


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Last Updated at 20:52
05 Dec 13:13
And that's the end up updates. Cheers.

05 Dec 12:57
And that's the end of this ceremony.

05 Dec 12:55
Every day Nelson Mandela - Mbalula

05 Dec 12:53

05 Dec 12:52
I want to encourage you all to visit the Centre of Memory. It's very educational, says Mbalula.

05 Dec 12:48
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, wearing sunglasses, now up.

05 Dec 12:46
"We are here to tell Madiba his long walk is over. He can continue to rest." - Ramaphosa

05 Dec 12:41
Ramaphosa says Mandela was our teacher and our mentor.

05 Dec 12:38
We find ourselves still divided as a nation, barriers of race, class and gender still plague society. Workplaces are increasingly fractured - Ramaphosa

05 Dec 12:33
Ramaphosa: His spirit continues to inspire us. It continues to fortify us. It enjoins us to improve the lives of our people

05 Dec 12:32
Ramaphosa: His spirit continues to inspire us. It continues to fortify us. It enjoins us to improve the lives of our people.

05 Dec 12:27
Ramaphosa thanks everyone who mourned with South Africa.

05 Dec 12:26
Ramaphosa: Today we gather our memories of Madiba, as we confirm these memories will endure for a lifetime.

05 Dec 12:25
We have an opportunity to reflect on our collective memories of Madiba says Ramamphosa

05 Dec 12:23
Pandor gave quite the introduction to Ramaphosa.

05 Dec 12:19

05 Dec 12:14
Naledi Pandor now up.

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05 Dec 12:02
My grandfather told us: After climbing one hill you find there are many more hills to climb - Mandla Mandela

05 Dec 12:00
Madiba's legacy lives on and will never pass into nothingness" - Mandla Mandela

05 Dec 11:57

05 Dec 11:51
Maybe he's had a long week but Ramaphosa looks rather grave-faced as Mandla Mandela speaks.

05 Dec 11:50
Mandla Mandela takes to the stage next. The crowd sings.

05 Dec 11:49

I'm particularly saddened by Madiba's death. I lost three of my closest friends in a year... At my age, 87, I ask when will the bell toll for me? - Bizos

I hope we live to remember Mandela's contribution to South Africa, Bizos says in closing.

05 Dec 11:47
Bizos says Mandela would be disappointed by some things in South Africa, including corruption.

05 Dec 11:42
Bizos: I'm worried about the attacks on the Constitution by some politicians and people.

05 Dec 11:39

05 Dec 11:38
Mandela respected our courts - Bizos

05 Dec 11:36
Mandela was immensely proud of the Constitution and the justices appointed to the court - Bizos

05 Dec 11:34
He believed in the essential worth of every human being, regardless of colour... or belief - Bizos

05 Dec 11:33
Bizos says Mandela wanted wealthy people to build schools and clinics or both.

05 Dec 11:32

05 Dec 11:30
Graca smiles as Bizos recalls his conversation with Ramaphosa.

05 Dec 11:28
Bizos says he got a call from Ramaphosa right after Mandela's 1990 release from prison.

05 Dec 11:27
Biz speaks slowly, thanks everyone present. I want to speak about my friendship with Nelson Mandela that started in 1948, he says.

05 Dec 11:27
George Bizos up next.

05 Dec 11:24
And now the SA Police Service's brass band plays a tune. Everyone looked a bit perplexed. 

05 Dec 11:21
Anti-apartheid activist Sophia de Bruyn: "Madiba's legacy is our inheritance."

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05 Dec 10:40
Dlamini says we're here to remember the sacrifices Madiba made.

05 Dec 10:39
Deputy Minister of Social Development, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu just addressed audience.

05 Dec 10:27
A woman walks past a mural of Mandela in Cape Town. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

05 Dec 10:14
Religious leaders pray for Madiba.

05 Dec 10:04
Now the band plays the national anthem.

05 Dec 10:01
Three minutes of silence now being observed.

05 Dec 09:59

05 Dec 09:58

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is at Freedom Park.

The bell is set to ring and then a moment of silence will be observed.

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