Nelson Mandela Buried


nelson-mandela1Nelson Mandela was buried today in a private ceremony in his family’s ancestral home in Qunu. “A great tree has fallen, he is going home to his forefathers,” said Chief Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, a family spokesman who spoke.

An estimated 4,500 people attended the private ceremony, which included family and heads of state.

Today’s ceremony is the last of the 10-day commemoration for Mandela, who died on December 5 at the age of 95.

South African military helicopters and jets flew by just before his casket was lowered into the ground, and canons fired a 21-gun salute. Hundreds of villagers watched the funeral from a large screen nearby, and one woman cried “who will be our father?” during the ceremony. Read more at BBC News.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Now Obama will probably want to declare a new American holiday in memory of Mandela. Anything to get the citizenry to not work and depend more on government handouts.