Thousands of people have queued to view the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela in the country’s capital, Pretoria.
Crowds also gathered to catch a glimpse of Mandela’s coffin as it was taken in procession to the Union Buildings, where his body will lie in state from Wednesday to Friday.
These are the same government buildings where he was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president in 1994. Over the three-day period, Mandela’s remains will be taken to the Military Hospital during the evening, according to government officials.
People queued throughout the city on Wednesday, hoping for the chance to see Madiba’s body.
Although thousands managed to gain entry to pay their respects, there were reportedly hundreds who were turned away before public viewing ended.