Ricky reports from the memorial service

World leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans gathered in a huge football stadium today for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

In spite of the heavy rain there was a celebratory atmosphere in the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, as people wanted to pay their respects.

Ricky was in the stadium for Newsround and spoke to members of the crowd.

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