Mandela family ‘humbled’ by support

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A crowd of people waits outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria to bid farewell to South African former president Nelson Mandela, on the first of a three-day lying in state on December 11, 2013. Picture: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

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Nelson Mandela's family on Wednesday said they were humbled by the thousands of people who braved terrible weather to attend the South African anti-apartheid icon's memorial service.

“We were particularly humbled by the fact that thousands of people braved cold and wet weather to honour Madiba and stand by us,” the family said in a statement. - Sapa-AFP

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