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
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
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela and Ndileka Mandela arriving at Mthatha airport for the state funeral of Father of the nation former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Winnie Madikizela Mandela and Ndileka Mandela arriving at Mthatha airport for the state funeral of Father of the nation former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
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
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
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
Former President Nelson Mandela remains being loaded onto SANDF Aircraft, transported to Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling party will bid Madiba farewell.
People wave at an aircraft carrying the casket of former South African President Nelson Mandela as it takes off from Waterkloof Air Base on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.  On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony Saturday at an air base in South Africa's capital before being loaded onto a plane.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
People wave at an aircraft carrying the casket of former South African President Nelson Mandela as it takes off from Waterkloof Air Base on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony Saturday at an air base in South Africa's capital before being loaded onto a plane. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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)
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)
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport as family members look on. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport as family members look on. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
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
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
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
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
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Struggle veteran Ruth Mompati at Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of former President Nelson Mandela at Mthatha in Earstern Cape. 14/12/2013 KOPANO TLAPE
Struggle veteran Ruth Mompati at Mthatha Airport during the arrival of the remains of former President Nelson Mandela at Mthatha in Earstern Cape. 14/12/2013 KOPANO TLAPE
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
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
( Members of the AbaThembu tribe at the Mthatha Airport ) The remains of former President Nelson Mandela draped with a National flag arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
( Members of the AbaThembu tribe at the Mthatha Airport ) The remains of former President Nelson Mandela draped with a National flag arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
( Members of the ANC at the arrival of Nelson Mandela's remains in Mthatha ) The remains of former President Nelson Mandela draped with a National flag arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
( Members of the ANC at the arrival of Nelson Mandela's remains in Mthatha ) The remains of former President Nelson Mandela draped with a National flag arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
The remains of Nelson Mandela arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
The remains of Nelson Mandela arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
Former ANC treasurer General Menzi Msimang and Jsssie Duarte at the event of recieving the body of former President Nelson Mandela at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS Kopano Tlape
Former ANC treasurer General Menzi Msimang and Jsssie Duarte at the event of recieving the body of former President Nelson Mandela at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS Kopano Tlape
The remains of former President Nelson Mandela arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
The remains of former President Nelson Mandela arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport, as family members look on. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin arrives at the Mthata airport, as family members look on. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaving the Mthatha Airport after the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaving the Mthatha Airport after the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
The remains of former President Nelson Mandela draped with a National flag arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
The remains of former President Nelson Mandela draped with a National flag arriving at Mthatha Airport in Eastern Cape.14/12/2013 GCIS
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaving the Mthatha Airport after the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela leaving the Mthatha Airport after the arrival of the remains of the former President Nelson Mandela.14/12/2013 GCIS
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin is seen on a hearse after it arrived at the Mthata airport. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin is seen on a hearse after it arrived at the Mthata airport. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin leaves the Mthata airport for his ancestral home in Qunu. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool
Former president Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin leaves the Mthata airport for his ancestral home in Qunu. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool

Nelson Mandela’s remains left Pretoria aboard a Hercules transport plane en route to Mthatha, ahead of his burial at Qunu.

Nelson Mandela’s remains left Pretoria aboard a Hercules transport plane en route to Mthatha, ahead of his burial at Qunu.