World leaders gathered today at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg to honor the life of South African anti-apartheid activist turned president Nelson Mandela. From the Global Times:
Some 80,000 had been expected, but the venue was two-thirds full as the ceremony got underway in rain that had been falling since the early morning.
In a keynote speech, South African President Jacob Zuma said Mandela was “one of a kind.”
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December 10, 2013