Honouring Mandela, day 8: As it happened - PART 2

2013-12-13 16:02

Get all the latest details as the people continue to honour Nelson Mandela.

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Nelson Mandela’s body will lie in state for a third and final day on Friday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane estimates that about 50 000 people have already viewed the former president’s body.

Thousands of people have spent hours standing in queues just for a few seconds to view Mandela’s body.

The body has been transported since Wednesday from 1 Military Hospital to the Union Buildings.

Meanwhile, preparations are continuing in Qunu in the Eastern Cape for Madiba’s funeral.

- Are you at the Union Buildings or anywhere else where Mandela is being commemorated? Send us your eyewitness accounts or send us your photos

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