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Mandela's body arrives at Qunu ahead of Sunday burial

Source: Reuters - Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:57 GMT
Author: Reuters
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QUNU, South Africa, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The body of Nelson Mandela arrived at his ancestral home village of Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape on Saturday ahead of the anti-apartheid leader's state funeral set for the following day.

The coffin carrying the remains of South Africa's first black president was driven in a hearse from Mthatha airport, 700 km (450 miles) south of Johannesburg, with a ceremonial military escort and cheered by crowds lining parts of the road. (Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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