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'Now you are free': BBC reporter describes Mandela legacy

6 December 2013 Last updated at 15:09 GMT

The death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, has triggered a remarkable outpouring of emotion from people who felt touched by his legacy.

The BBC reporter, Nomsa Maseko, recalls how as a ten-year-old girl in South Africa her mother told her that the anti-apartheid icon had been released, and said: "Now you are free":

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