Nelson Mandela, the man responsible for integrating South Africa, was bid a final farewell in a state funeral ceremony, and laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu. The ceremony was attended by world leaders, celebrities, and Madiba’s relatives, as they all gathered to say goodbye to the great man.
The funeral combined a state ceremony with ancient tribal rituals, as a tribute to the legacy of integration that Mandela left behind. Thousands gathered to send off the Anti-Apartheid champion. The funeral was held in a huge tent, and was later followed by a private family ceremony at the graveyard. A portrait of Mandela loomed over 95 lit candles, one for each year of his incredible life. Read More : NM