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Paul Kagame, Jesse Jackson pay respects to Mandela

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 - 00:37

Dec. 13 - Rwandan President Paul Kagame and American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson are among mourners paying respects to Nelson Mandela at Pretoria's Union Buildings. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of mourners queued for a last chance to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday (December 13), before South Africa's beloved leader is laid to rest. Among those who paid respects were Rwandan President Paul Kagame and American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. The Pretoria service has not been without problems. In the absence of sufficient drinking water and toilets, several people passed out on Wednesday (December 11), and on Thursday (December 12) social media reports said some mourners had photographed Mandela's body, defying the wishes of his family and the government. But the Department of State Security said in a statement that a purported photograph of Mandela's remains was a fake and urged people to delete it. It said there were no plans to release an official photograph of Mandela lying in state. His body will be flown to the Eastern Cape to be buried on Sunday (December 15) at his ancestral home in Qunu, 700 km (450 miles) south of Johannesburg.

Paul Kagame, Jesse Jackson pay respects to Mandela

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 - 00:37

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