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    South Africa brought 10 days of mourning to a close Sunday as the body of Nelson Mandela was laid to rest at his ancestral home, where several thousand guests had gathered to bid a final farewell to the nation's "greatest son" and global icon.
    As the coffin was lowered into the wreath-ringed grave, three army helicopters flew over bearing the South African flag on weighted cables, a poignant echo of the anti-apartheid leader's inauguration as the nation's first black president nearly two decades ago.
    "Yours was truly a long walk to freedom, and now you have achieved the ultimate freedom in the bosom of your maker," armed forces Chaplain General Monwabisi Jamangile said at the grave site.

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    Born: July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa

    Died: December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, South Africa

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
    Last edited by Ila Sharma; 12-16-2013 at 10:41 AM.

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    Nelson Mandela was the great freedom fighter. He was among those people who don't live for their selves only but who live for others. He was imprisoned for 27 years for defying the racist apartheid government that led South Africa for decades. But after 4 years of imprisonment he became the first black president of South Africa. Though he dined with kings and presidents in his lifetime, the international icon relished his time at the village.

    We cannot not say goodbye to you as you are not gone, you'll live forever in hearts and minds of people worldwide.

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    I hope we and our leader can learn from Mr. Mendela, It is not only about may respect rather it is about taking a vow that we all will follow the foot step of his great man.
    Love you Mr. Mandela

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