Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 4:13 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Mandela's body lies in state for second day

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 12, 2013 at 7:22 a.m.

PRETORIA, South Africa — For a second day, droves of mourners filed past the body of Nelson Mandela on Thursday as it lay in state in South Africa's capital, Pretoria.

Mandela's casket was in the amphitheater at the Union Buildings, the seat of government where Mandela was inaugurated as the country's first black and democratically elected president in 1994.

Some mourners sobbed after passing the casket and had to be helped by security officials. Others accepted the grief of losing their revered leader.

"Now that I've seen his face, I think I'm OK now," Freda Mamemena said. "I see that the old man has rested at long last. He's at peace."

Thousands of people lined up at staging areas to catch buses to the viewing site, but many were not able to see the casket. On Thursday afternoon, the government announced that park-and-ride centers had been closed for the day after reaching full capacity. It said between 12,000 and 14,000 paid their final respects on Wednesday, the first day of viewing.

Comments on: Mandela's body lies in state for second day

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.


  • Clinician

    clinician$1000 Sign on BonusThe Centers for Youth and Famili...

  • Dietary assistant

    dietary assistantlocal retirement center seeking dependable ...

  • Sales

    Life-Changing Income Potential· Realistic year-one income p...

  • It project manager

    The Office of Information Systems is seeking candidates for ...

  • Master scheduler/demand planner

    Looking for a position that will bring extended meaning to y...

Search 1040 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online