All of SA remembering Mandela: ANC

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A man raises his fist as he watches the retransmission of the memorial service for late former South African president Nelson Mandela. Photo: AFP

Johannesburg - Even if not all people could make it to FNB Stadium or other memorials for former president Nelson Mandela, all South Africans were remembering him on Tuesday, said the ANC.

“Many South Africans are glued to their TV screens,” said African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu.

“Others are listening over radio.... In spirit they are here. This rainbow nation of Madiba's is here physically and spiritually.”

Asked what his favourite Mandela moment was, Mthembu said it was when Mandela was released from prison and spoke in Johannesburg as a free man.

“That was a moment I will never forget in my life, welcoming him as a free man” Mthembu said.

Mandela died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, on Thursday. He was 95. He will be buried in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.


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