Nelson Mandela mourner: 'A great hero has fallen'
10 December 2013 Last updated at 09:42 GMT
Thousands of people are arriving at the 95,000 capacity FNB stadium in Johannesburg for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, who died at his home on Thursday, aged 95.
Shirley Magano is one member of the public who was hoping to get inside the stadium to say farewell to the anti-apatheid icon.
Speaking to the BBC's Clive Myrie, she said considered Mr Mandela to be "a great hero" who "delivered us into democracy".