Buried in splendour

2013-12-14 00:00

NELSON Mandela will be buried to the thunder of fighter jets — and the whisper of words like these: “Daddy, we are taking you to your final house, beneath the earth”.

At the roadside, hundreds of rubbish bags piled up after a blitz on the Transkei’s notorious plastic bag litter, while maintenance teams painted white centre lines on today’s 40 km procession route from the airport to Mandela’s pale brick country house.

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