Mandela actor at funeral

Comment on this story

iol news pic Mandela funeral 22


A screengrab taken from the SABC live feed shows Oprah Winfrey, her partner Stedman Graham (L) and Richard Branson (R) at the funeral service of Nelson Mandela in Qunu. Photo: AFP / SABC

Qunu -

British actor Idris Elba was among the dignitaries who attended the funeral of the former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.

Elba played the character of Mandela in the movie recently released about his life.

Funeral programme director ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said Elba had been nominated for an award for his portrayal of Mandela in the movie, titled Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom.

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey and US actor Forest Whitaker were also among the dignitaries. - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.


Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory