Journalists pour into Qunu

2013-06-27 15:23
Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape. (File, AFP)

Nelson Mandela's home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape. (File, AFP)

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Qunu - Journalists from around the world were pouring into Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Thursday as concerns grew about former president Nelson Mandela's health.

In the area around Mandela's house, television news presenters were doing crossings to far corners of the world.

The area around Mandela's home, however, remained free of military or police activity.

Qunu locals were going about their business as usual on Thursday. One boy was herding sheep and goats across the N2 highway. Another group of boys played a game of soccer.

Roads around Mandela's Qunu home were under construction, causing traffic delays. In the past week, however, there has been a visible acceleration in the pace of work, with diggers and graders working throughout the night.

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