News

 

UPDATE: Mandela buried in South Africa

Thousands gathered one more time to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela

South African military jets and helicopters flew over after pallbearers placed Nelson Mandela's casket over the grave after a funeral ceremony.
   
South African television showed Mandela's casket at the family gravesite, but stopped broadcasting the event before the casket was lowered at the request of the Mandela family.
   
The burial was taking place among the rolling hills of Qunu, the village in eastern South Africa where Mandela grew up and where he was taken for burial in an elaborate ceremony Sunday.
   
Some 450 people attended the burial ceremony after an earlier funeral service in which more than 4,000 guests heard songs and speeches in a nearby tent.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Be the first to comment here.

Your GTA

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Today's Poll

What are your plans for the Easter Weekend?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

Top Stories

Video

Facebook

Twitter