Tens of thousands of people, including foreign dignitaries and family members, gather at the FNB Stadium in Soweto to honour the memory of Nelson Mandela
US president Barack Obama, South African leader Jacob Zuma and Reverend Desmond Tutu all paid tribute to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto, South Africa.
Addressing the thousands that had gathered in the Soweto stadium in the pouring rain, Mr Obama said: “The world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us.”
“His struggle was your struggle, his triumph was your triumph.
“Your dignity and your hope found expression in his life.”
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