A drawing of Nelson Mandelas cell on Robben Island submitted by IOL reader Charles Vorster.
A drawing of Nelson Mandelas cell on Robben Island submitted by IOL reader Charles Vorster.
Cape Town - 1231206- Uct held a memorial to reflect on Madiba's passing. Over 1000 people gathered outside the Jameson Hall and listened to various faculty members paying tribute to Madiba. Here students write tributes to the late hero after the memorial. PICTURE: CANDICE CHAPLIN
Cape Town - 1231206- Uct held a memorial to reflect on Madiba's passing. Over 1000 people gathered outside the Jameson Hall and listened to various faculty members paying tribute to Madiba. Here students write tributes to the late hero after the memorial. PICTURE: CANDICE CHAPLIN
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town  host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town  host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon LestradeCape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town  host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon LestradeCape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town-131206-St George's Cathedral held memorial services around the clock today for Mandela's passing last night. The community were given the opportunity to say a few words to the congregation and sign a memorial register. In pic one of Mandela's ex bodygaurds, Sizwe Abrahams-Photographer-Tracey Adams
Cape Town-131206-St George's Cathedral held memorial services around the clock today for Mandela's passing last night. The community were given the opportunity to say a few words to the congregation and sign a memorial register. In pic one of Mandela's ex bodygaurds, Sizwe Abrahams-Photographer-Tracey Adams
Cape Town - 1231206- Uct held a memorial to reflect on Madiba's passing. Over 1000 people gathered outside the Jameson Hall and listened to various faculty members paying tribute to Madiba. Here the crowd sings the national anthem. PICTURE: CANDICE CHAPLIN
Cape Town - 1231206- Uct held a memorial to reflect on Madiba's passing. Over 1000 people gathered outside the Jameson Hall and listened to various faculty members paying tribute to Madiba. Here the crowd sings the national anthem. PICTURE: CANDICE CHAPLIN
Cape Town 131206- Memorial service for Nelson Mandela has been cancelled in O.R Tambo, Khayelitsha. People were told that the buses will transport them to Parade for another event. Picture Cindy waxa.Reporter Week-end Argus
Cape Town 131206- Memorial service for Nelson Mandela has been cancelled in O.R Tambo, Khayelitsha. People were told that the buses will transport them to Parade for another event. Picture Cindy waxa.Reporter Week-end Argus
Cape Town. 131297. A potrait of the late President Nelson Mandela stands in St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town. Mandela passed away at the age of 95 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. Picture Leon Lestrade.
Cape Town. 131297. A potrait of the late President Nelson Mandela stands in St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town. Mandela passed away at the age of 95 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. Picture Leon Lestrade.
Cape Town-131206-St George's Cathedral held memorial services around the clock today for Mandela's passing last night. The community were given the opportunity to say a few words to the congregation and sign a memorial register. In pic 12 year old Vashiv Naiker writs a message in the condolence book as his sister, 8 year old Leyrah Naiker waits for her turn-Photographer-Tracey Adams
Cape Town-131206-St George's Cathedral held memorial services around the clock today for Mandela's passing last night. The community were given the opportunity to say a few words to the congregation and sign a memorial register. In pic 12 year old Vashiv Naiker writs a message in the condolence book as his sister, 8 year old Leyrah Naiker waits for her turn-Photographer-Tracey Adams
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town  host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town  host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
Cape Town. 061213. The City of Cape Town host an inter-faith service on the Grand Parade, on 6 December 2013, honouring former State President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in the evening on 5 December 2013. Picture Leon Lestrade
ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and former Minister Barbara Hogan sign the registry book at the former South African President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. 06/12/2013
ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and former Minister Barbara Hogan sign the registry book at the former South African President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. 06/12/2013
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Ntombi Ntshingila (9) put her massage next to the picture frame with portraits of the former South African president Nelson Mandela in Alexander were he use to live during his study as a law student at WITS.
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569 06-12-2013 Ntombi Ntshingila (9) put her massage next to the picture frame with portraits of the former South African president Nelson Mandela in Alexander were he use to live during his study as a law student at WITS. Picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse
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Zanele OmokweTyalana pose on the statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela at Chancellor House next to the Johannesburg Magistrate Court, Nelson Mandela passed away last night at his house in Houghton.
Picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse
910 06-12-2013 Zanele OmokweTyalana pose on the statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela at Chancellor House next to the Johannesburg Magistrate Court, Nelson Mandela passed away last night at his house in Houghton. Picture: Tiro Ramatlhatse
Hundreds of mouners - from all walks of life -  gather outside the Mandela household in Houton  upon the news of the fallen Madiba.Johannersberg.06/12./2013.GCIS
Hundreds of mouners - from all walks of life - gather outside the Mandela household in Houton upon the news of the fallen Madiba.Johannersberg.06/12./2013.GCIS
Members of the public sign a book of condolences for former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 06 December 2013. Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday 5 December 2013 after a prolonged lung infection.
Picture: Phill Magakoe
Members of the public sign a book of condolences for former president Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa, 06 December 2013. Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday 5 December 2013 after a prolonged lung infection. Picture: Phill Magakoe
The Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, was remembering Mandela by lighting a flame of hope. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP
The Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, was remembering Mandela by lighting a flame of hope. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP
Children holding South African flags in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street on their way to pray at Nelson Mandela's old house after travelling all the way from Free State. Picture: AP Photo/Ben Curtis
Children holding South African flags in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street on their way to pray at Nelson Mandela's old house after travelling all the way from Free State. Picture: AP Photo/Ben Curtis
A boy holding a flag prepares to lay a flower at a makeshift memorial at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. File photo: Peter Dejong
A boy holding a flag prepares to lay a flower at a makeshift memorial at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. File photo: Peter Dejong
A family writes messages in a condolence book, next to a picture of former president, Nelson Mandela, in Sandton. Picture: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP
A family writes messages in a condolence book, next to a picture of former president, Nelson Mandela, in Sandton. Picture: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP
Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile laying flowers outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. 07/12/2013 GCIS
Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile laying flowers outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. 07/12/2013 GCIS
Mandla Mandela receiving Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula led group of Sports, Arts  and Culture personalities to pay homage to Former President Mandela, they went on to laying flowers outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. 07/12/2013 GCIS
Mandla Mandela receiving Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula led group of Sports, Arts and Culture personalities to pay homage to Former President Mandela, they went on to laying flowers outside Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg. 07/12/2013 GCIS
A portrait of Nelson Mandela is seen amongst flowers at Mandela square in Johannesburg. Picture: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
A portrait of Nelson Mandela is seen amongst flowers at Mandela square in Johannesburg. Picture: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
People dance during a gathering of mourners on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where the former president Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township. Picture: Yves Herman/Reuters
People dance during a gathering of mourners on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, where the former president Nelson Mandela resided when he lived in the township. Picture: Yves Herman/Reuters

South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela, celebrating his remarkable life with dance, song and prayer.