Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has released a prayer for former president Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa said.
“Go forth, revolutionary and loving soul, on your journey out of this world, in the name of God, who created you, suffered with you and liberated you.
“Go home Madiba, you have selflessly done all that is good, noble and honourable for God’s people.
“We will continue where you have left off, the Lord being our helper,” Makgoba's prayer read.
President Jacob Zuma announced Mandela’s death on the public broadcaster just before midnight.
“He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20.50pm on December 5. He is now resting, he is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son.”
“Fellow South Africans, Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we bid him farewell.” - Sapa