Roses and messages placed outside the former home of Nelson Mandela in Vilikazi Street in Soweto on Friday, 6 December 2013. Mandela was a "second Jesus" for what he had done for the world, said one of the people who had gathered there on Friday following the death of the global icon. People marched up and down the street and around the block singing songs praising Madiba and the role he played in the struggle against apartheid. The former president died at his home in Houghton around 8.50pm on Thursday.Picture:Werner Beukes/SAPA
Roses and messages placed outside the former home of Nelson Mandela in Vilikazi Street in Soweto on Friday, 6 December 2013. Mandela was a "second Jesus" for what he had done for the world, said one of the people who had gathered there on Friday following the death of the global icon. People marched up and down the street and around the block singing songs praising Madiba and the role he played in the struggle against apartheid. The former president died at his home in Houghton around 8.50pm on Thursday.Picture:Werner Beukes/SAPA

Sites identified for Mandela tribute

By SAPA Time of article published Dec 7, 2013

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Johannesburg - People can pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela in Thokoza Park, in Soweto, and at Zoo Lake, Johannesburg City Parks (JCP) and Lead SA said on Saturday.

Thokoza Park was where Mandela planted an indigenous tree and unveiled a mural as part of his 90th birthday celebrations with the people of Soweto, they said.

At Zoo Lake, a memorial would be erected on Saturday as part of the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

This would take the form of a wreath bearing an image of Mandela, and it was hoped residents would lay their own wreaths and messages of support there. - Sapa

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