Amandla! Crowd celebrates Madiba’s life

2013-12-06 02:11

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The crowd outside Madiba’s Houghton home swelled considerably as police appeared to have given up on trying to contain it.

South Africans from all walks of life were singing the national anthem in remembrance of the beloved elder statesman.

“Amandla! Ngawethu!” the crowd shouted as the national flag flew high. The crowd ululated, singing struggle songs, holding their fists in the air.

Some held lighted candles while others carried their sleepy children. Everyone wanted to be close to Madiba’s home.

Instead of tears, the crowd in spectacular South African fashion celebrated the life of the former president with song.

ANC comrades started to gather, wearing T-shirts bearing Madiba’s image and shouted: “Long live Mandela, long live! Long live the ANC long live!”

The police presence, however, was still high and a helicopter was also present.

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