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Gallery: Madiba’s remains go home

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  1. Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla (L) waits next to the coffin of Mandela during a send-off ceremony at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria. REUTERS/Yves Herman
  2. Former president Nelson Mandela's remains being loaded onto an SANDF aircraft to be transported to Eastern Cape. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
  3. Former president Nelson Mandela's remains being loaded onto a Hercules C-130 at Waterkloof Air Force Base. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
  4. Nelson Mandela's remains are loaded onto a Hercules transport plane to be transported to Eastern Cape from Waterkloof Air Force Base. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
  5. Former president Nelson Mandela's remains is loaded onto an SANDF aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base to be transported to Eastern Cape.
  6. Winnie Madikizela Mandela and Ndileka Mandela arriving at Mthatha airport. Picture: GCIS
  7. An Hercules C130 transporting the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela is escorted by two Jas Gripen fighter jets while taking off after a send-off ceremony at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria. Photo: Yves Herman
  8. A Hercules C-130 transports Nelson Mandela's remains from Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria to Mthatha Airport. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
  9. People wave at an aircraft carrying the casket of former president Nelson Mandela as it takes off from Waterkloof Air Base. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  10. People take photos of an aircraft carrying the casket of former president Nelson Mandela as it takes off from Waterkloof Air Base. (AP Photo/Markus Schrieber)
  11. Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport as family members look on. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
  12. Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela. Picture: GCIS
  13. Zenani Mandela (R) looks on as her sister Zindzi (C) is hugged by a family member after the arrival of former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin at the Mthata airport. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
  14. Winnie Mandela (L) ex-wife of Nelson Mandela walks with Graca Macel, widow of Mandela as his flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
  15. Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela. Picture: GCIS
  16. Struggle veteran Ruth Mompati at Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE
  17. Winnie Mandela (R) ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela comforts Graca Macel, widow of Mandela as his flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
  18. Members of the AbaThembu tribe gathered at the Mthatha Airport to await the arrival of Nelson Mandela's remains. Picture: GCIS
  19. Senior ANC members Cyril Ramaphosa and Jeff Radebe await the arrival of Nelson Mandela's remains in Mthatha. Picture: GCIS
  20. The remains of Nelson Mandela arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape. Picture: GCIS
  21. Former ANC treasurer General Menzi Msimang and Jessie Duarte at Mthatha Airport for the arrival of Nelson Mandela's remains. Pic: GCIS/Kopano Tlape
  22. The remains of former president Nelson Mandela arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape. Picture: GCIS
  23. Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport, as family members look on. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
  24. Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaving the Mthatha Airport after the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela. Picture: GCIS
  25. The remains of former president Nelson Mandela, draped with a national flag, is loaded into a hearse before leaving Mthatha Airport. Picture: GCIS
  26. Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaving the Mthatha Airport after the arrival of the remains of the former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: GCIS
  27. Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin is seen on a hearse after it arrived at the Mthata airport. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
  28. Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin leaves the Mthata airport for his ancestral home in Qunu. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
 

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