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Funeral for Mandela great grand-daughter

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Funeral for Mandela great grand-daughter


Wearing black and looking frail, Nelson Mandela has attended the funeral of his great grand-daughter.

The 92-year-old campaigned tirelessly for the World Cup to come to South Africa, but for him and his family, the memory of the tournament will be forever tinged with sadness.

Zenani Mandela, 13, was killed in a car crash on the way home from last week’s opening concert in Soweto. The driver, a family friend, has been arrested for drink-driving.

The teenager’s friends could not hold back their tears during the service, held in the chapel of the school she attended in Johannesburg. The choir Zenani belonged to sang a tribute.

Mandela cancelled plans to attend the World Cup opening ceremony in the wake of the family tragedy.

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