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Nelson Mandela: An opportunity to reflect on his legacy

Nelson Mandela's body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa's first black president at a state funeral service.

His widow, Graca Machel, and President Jacob Zuma were present for the private, traditional Xhosa burial at Mr Mandela's ancestral home in Qunu.

Mr Zuma had earlier told the larger funeral service that South Africans had to take his legacy forward.

However, Nelson Mandela's death has led to reflection on whether the country has lived up to the ideals he fought for.

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 15 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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