Madiba’s last night in his home

By Drum Digital
14 December 2013

Men will stand guard over Madiba as his body is taken inside his home in Qunu for the last time.

A family member tells us according to abaThembu tradition Madiba’s body will be ushered in his main bedroom and male elders of his clan will spend the night beside him.

The former state President’s body is expected to land in Mthatha airport around 1pm, the GCIS has confirmed.”

After rituals have been conducted, the military procession will make its way through the town of Mthatha along the R61, Sutherland Street, York road, Nelson Mandela drive and then the N2 to Qunu,”

DRUM has been informed that his wife, Graca Machel and former wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela will spend the night comforted by women in the Mandela family.

-DRUM reporter

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