Houghton crowds remember Mandela

2013-12-06 06:59
"A little boy waves an SA flag while singing for Madiba here in Houghton." (<a href="https://twitter.com/MandyWiener/status/408815159210414081/photo/1/large"><strong>Mandy Wiener</strong></a> via Twitter)

"A little boy waves an SA flag while singing for Madiba here in Houghton." (Mandy Wiener via Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Pictures of former president Nelson Mandela, of him in various stages of his life, were displayed by crowds singing outside his Houghton, Johannesburg, home on Friday.

People brought pictures of the world icon, in all sizes, and held them up high to television cameras.

They continued to sing and blow vuvuzelas. A promotions company set up a screen along the pavement showing Mandela's face and a "1918-2013" sign on the side. The struggle songs subsided and people began singing gospel songs.

They also sang the national anthem, hoisting the national flag as they did so.

Women brought children and sang along. Journalists kept an eye on the house, the entrance of which had been cordoned off by police.


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