Gallery: A nation in mourning

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  1. A drawing of Nelson Mandelas cell on Robben Island submitted by IOL reader Charles Vorster.
  2. UCT students write tributes to their hero Nelson Mandela during a memorial at the campus on Friday. More than 1 000 people gathered outside Jameson Hall for the event, during which various faculty members made speeches. Picture: Candice ChaplinWeekend Argus
  3. Hundreds of Capetonians gather on the Grand Parade, many flying the South African flag, for an inter-faith service on Friday night. Picture: Leon Lestrade/Weekend Argus
  4. Flags fly at half mast outside the City Hall on Friday.Picture: Leon Lestrade/Weekend Argus
  5. One of Nelson Mandelas former bodyguards, Sizwe Abrahams, during a service at St Georges Cathedral on Friday. Picture: Tracey Adams/Weekend Argus
  6. The crowd at UCT sings the national anthem during a memorial outside Jameson Hall. Picture: Candice Chaplin/Weekend Argus
  7. Residents of Khayelitsha dance in the aisles during an event on Friday at OR Tambo Hall. They were later transported to town in buses. Picture: Cindy Waxa/Weekend Argus
  8. A portrait of Mandela in St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, where a memorial service was held on Friday. Picture Leon Lestrade/Weekend Argus
  9. Vashiv Naiker, 12, writes a message in the condolence book at St Georges Cathedral, as his sister Leyrah, 8, waits her turn. Picture: Tracey Adams/Weekend Argus
  10. Mourners at the service on the Grand Parade in Cape Town on Friday pay tribute to Mandela. Picture: Leon Lestrade/Weekend Argus
  11. Stella Buckland adds her flowers to a bank of floral tributes on the Grand Parade, where hundreds of people turned out for an inter-faith service on Saturday night. Picture: Leon Lestrade/Weekend Argus
  12. ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and former minister Barbara Hogan sign the registry book at Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Joburg. Picture: GCIS
  13. Ntombi Ntshingila, 9, lays down her tribute to Nelson Mandela in Alexandra, where he lived when he was a law student at Wits. Picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse/Saturday Star
  14. Zanele Omokwe Tyalana poses under the statue of Nelson Mandela at Chancellor House. Picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse/Saturday Star
  15. Crowds gather outside the Mandela household in Houghton on Friday. Picture: GCIS
  16. Members of the public sign a book of condolences for former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings. Picture: Phill Magakoe/Pretoria News
  17. The Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, was remembering Mandela by lighting a flame of hope. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP
  18. Children holding South African flags in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street on their way to pray at Nelson Mandela's old house after travelling all the way from Free State. Picture: AP Photo/Ben Curtis
  19. A boy holding a flag prepares to lay a flower at a makeshift memorial at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. File photo: Peter Dejong
  20. A family writes messages in a condolence book, next to a picture of former president, Nelson Mandela, in Sandton. Picture: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP
  21. Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile laying flowers outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. Picture: GCIS
  22. Mandla Mandela receiving Sipho Hotstix Mabusa outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. Picture: GCIS
  23. A portrait of Nelson Mandela is seen amongst flowers at Mandela square in Johannesburg. Picture: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
  24. People dance during a gathering of mourners on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where the former president Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township. Picture: Yves Herman/Reuters

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