As it happened: Mandela funeral

Key points

  • The funeral has been held of South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela, who died on 5 December aged 95.
  • Thousands of South Africans - and heads of state and government - congregated in Mr Mandela's home village of Qunu.
  • Mr Mandela has been hailed as "a giant of history" for his fight against apartheid. All times GMT.

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  • Zoe Murphy 
  • Sherie Ryder 
  • Andree Massiah 
  • Barry Neild 
  • Bernadette McCague 

Last updated 15 December 2013

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