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Nelson Mandela is 'uniting the nation', hears church service

A South African government minister has told a special prayer service for Nelson Mandela that, as the former president is lying in hospital critically ill, he is "uniting the nation without even saying a word.''

Melusi Gigaba, the Minister of Public Enterprises, was addressing a congregation of several hundred people at a church in Katlehong, to the east of Johannesburg.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 08 Jul 2013
  • From the section Africa
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