‘Here we are at Qunu — I can smell the smoke’

2013-12-16 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG couple used a marathon motorcycle journey and a tent to mark Mandela’s burial yesterday — having already travelled to tribute events in Howick, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria this week.

Two Johannesburg business people approached their pilgrimage from the opposite direction. They drove through the passes of Aliwal North with their tent to visit Mandela’s boarding school, his birth place, and to within sight of the bayonets and the smell of the cannon smoke of the funeral itself.

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