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Watch as Brenda Wood reports from South Africa and brings you in-depth coverage of a world honoring Madiba, and the mission that he hoped would live on.
11Alive's Brenda Wood, Jon Shirek and photojournalist Stephen Boissy are in South Africa to cover this week's events remembering Nelson Mandela. They and other Gannett reporters bring you the sights from South Africa tributes.
The bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial was part of a group that burned two men to death in 2003.
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.
Government spokeswoman Phumla Williams told Reuters that they had to limit the number of people attending the service for the safety and security of the event. As a result, Qunu locals won't be allowed at the private, family burial taking place around Mandela's home.
Nelson Mandela's funeral will take place on Sunday in his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.
The sign language interpreter accused of
using "fake" signs at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said
he suffered a schizophrenic episode at the event during which he
hallucinated and heard voices.
The sign language interpreter used at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela was being called a "fake," news reports said.
Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday brought together - briefly - the leaders of two long-estranged countries: the United States and Cuba.
Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe were honoring Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday.
11Alive's Brenda Wood, Jon Shirek and photo journalist Stephen Boissy are in South Africa to cover this week's events remembering Nelson Mandela.
A look at the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
Thousands of South Africans filled trains and buses and headed to a soccer stadium where President Obama and other leaders from around the globe honored Nelson Mandela in a memorial service Tuesday. (Photos: Getty Images)
South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events to commemorate the liberation struggle icon that will culminate next Sunday in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will attend a memorial service for the late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
When Nelson Mandela first stepped off the plane to Atlanta for the first time, Sue Ross was there.
The first Friday of December, the most decorated part of Piedmont Park is the rock that says "Free Nelson Mandela".
A look back at some of the images of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
In July 1993, Nelson Mandela made the second of two major trips to Atlanta -- the first trip had come in June, 1990. This second visit to Atlanta included public appearances at the King Center, at Cascade United Methodist Church in southwest Atlanta, and at Clark Atlanta University, where he was conferred with an honorary degree.