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Dec 13, 2013

Crowd breaks through barrier on Mandela’s last day of lying in state

PRETORIA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa’s central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.

Such was the crush of people wanting to see Mandela’s body in the Union Buildings in the capital Pretoria, that the government had asked others to stay away from the park-and-ride facilities set up to take mourners to the area.

Dec 13, 2013

Mourners overwhelm Mandela’s lying in state on last day

PRETORIA (Reuters) – Mourners flocked in their tens of thousands to South Africa’s central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state in Pretoria.

Such was the crush of people wanting to see Mandela’s body in the Union Buildings, that the government asked others to stay away from the park-and-ride facilities set up to take mourners to the area.

Dec 11, 2013

S. Africa’s Zuma gets ‘rain boo’ wake up, but will tough it out

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The booing of South African President Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela’s memorial laid bare popular anger against him, but the thick-skinned ANC leader can call on a powerful political base to carry him and the party through elections next year.

Zuma, who was popular when he took over the presidency of Africa’s largest economy in 2009, suffered public humiliation on Tuesday in front of world leaders when thousands attending the rain-soaked Mandela commemoration booed and jeered him.

Dec 11, 2013

South Africa’s Zuma gets ‘rain boo’ wake up, but will tough it out

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The booing of South African President Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela’s memorial laid bare popular anger against him, but the thick-skinned ANC leader can call on a powerful political base to carry him and the party through elections next year.

Zuma, who was popular when he took over the presidency of Africa’s largest economy in 2009, suffered public humiliation on Tuesday in front of world leaders when thousands attending the rain-soaked Mandela commemoration booed and jeered him.

Dec 8, 2013

Insight: Family, politicians battle over “Brand Mandela”

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it’s so sought after – and the source of occasional squabbles.

Following his death on Thursday at the age of 95, the scramble for control of the Mandela legacy – both financial and moral – will involve his family, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), and the Nelson Mandela Foundation he set up to protect his broader message.

Dec 8, 2013

Family, politicians battle over “Brand Mandela”

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 8 (Reuters) – From political posters to
bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson
Mandela is a potent commercial and political brand in South
Africa. Little wonder it’s so sought after – and the source of
occasional squabbles.

Following his death on Thursday at the age of 95, the
scramble for control of the Mandela legacy – both financial and
moral – will involve his family, the ruling African National
Congress (ANC), and the Nelson Mandela Foundation he set up to
protect his broader message.

Dec 6, 2013

South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on Dec. 15

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) – South Africans united in
mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated
his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the
anti-apartheid hero’s death would make the nation vulnerable
again to racial and social tensions.

President Jacob Zuma said the anti-apartheid hero would be
buried on Dec. 15 at his ancestral home in the Eastern Cape.

Dec 6, 2013

With song and sadness, South Africans mourn Mandela

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) – South Africans united in
mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated
his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the
anti-apartheid hero’s death would make the nation vulnerable
again to racial and social tensions.

As the country’s 52 million people absorbed the news that
their beloved former president had departed forever, many
expressed shock at the passing of a man who was a global symbol
of reconciliation and peaceful co-existence.

Dec 6, 2013

South Africans, some fearful, mourn Mandela

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) – South Africans united in
mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but some feared the
anti-apartheid hero’s death could leave their country vulnerable
again to racial and social tensions that he did so much to
pacify.

As dawn broke and commuters headed to work, many expressed
shock at the passing of a man who was a global symbol of
reconciliation and peaceful co-existence.

Dec 6, 2013

South Africans, some fearful, wake to life without Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africans woke on Friday to a future without Nelson Mandela, and some said they feared the anti-apartheid hero’s death could leave their country vulnerable again to racial and social tensions that he did so much to pacify.

As dawn broke and commuters headed to work in the capital, Pretoria, the commercial hub, Johannesburg, and Cape Town in the south, many were still in shock at the passing of a man who was a global symbol of reconciliation and peaceful co-existence.