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Qunu residents pay their respects to Mandela

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Qunu residents pay their respects to Mandela


A group of Zulu warriors came together on a hillside near the burial site of Nelson Mandela in Qunu.

They performed a traditional dance to pay their respects to the former President of South Africa.

As his final gun salute echoed across the valley and an air force flypass roared past, the Zulu men cried out in succession.

Meanwhile, a ceremony was held in the nearby museum dedicated to the former statesman. The memorial flame at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu was extinguished as his burial took place.

The funeral marks ten days of mourning ceremonies across, which included a large stadium memorial in Johannesburg and three days in which his body lay in state in Pretoria.

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