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Mourners queue outside the Union Buildings where the coffin of former president Nelson Mandela was laying in state in Pretoria. Photo: Yves Herman

 

Pretoria - Police started lining streets in Pretoria at around 5am on Thursday for the moving of former president Nelson Mandela's body to the Union Buildings.

This was the second day that the anti-apartheid icon's body would lie in state at the site where he was inaugurated as the country's first democratically elected president.

A large police contingent stood outside the Union Buildings and prayed before starting their day.

Mandela will be transported from 1 Military Hospital to the Union Buildings on a daily basis until Friday.

Members of the public are invited to line the route and form a public guard of honour while his body is being transported.

People can view the body from 8am to 5.30pm. - Sapa


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