Today marks the end of 10 days of the funeral of our finest leader. Ever. And what a time it has been as South Africa and the world stopped to mourn a fine son and the father of the nation. Flowers, candles, personal notes, a teddy bear and a dolly have created a shrine outside Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton. In Vilakazi Street, at his Soweto home, a festival ensued: majorettes, brass bands and people from around the world honoured Madiba with more flowers and candles.