Leaders praise Mandela

December 11, 2013 - 6:13:34 am


US President Barack Obama (centre) is greeted by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (right) prior to delivering a speech during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, yesterday.
SOWETO: There were presidents and prime ministers, tens of thousands of people and an endless torrent of words.

Nearly a hundred heads of state had travelled from all corners of the world to remember Nelson Mandela, who died last week aged 95, at what had been billed as the biggest funeral ever seen.
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