A final goodbye to Mandela

Posted on: 5:44 pm, December 14, 2013, by , updated on: 05:28pm, December 15, 2013

QUNU, South Africa – A funeral cortege carrying Nelson Mandela’s body arrived Saturday in his ancestral village of Qunu, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, where he was buried Sunday.

After a plane carrying his casket touched down in Mthatha, the closest airport to Qunu, it was transported in a procession to his rural home. Mourners lined the roads to pay their respects.

The nation’s first black president had often said he felt most at peace here at his rural home in the southeastern corner of the nation.

His burial Sunday comes after 10 days of mourning.