Soldiers prepare for arrival of Madiba’s body

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Military preparations ahead of the burial of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape. Picture:GCIS/SAPA

Mthatha - SA National Defence Force soldiers have started moving to the Mthatha Airport runway where the body of former president Nelson Mandela is to arrive on Saturday afternoon.

Armed with automatic rifles, soldiers took up positions next to the departures terminal of the Eastern Cape airport, while the convoy waiting for the coffin was on the other side of the runway.

More government officials have arrived at the airport. - Sapa

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