Photo: A large structure was erected on the Mandela family’s Qunu property to accommodate the exclusive funeral. Almost 12,000 soldiers had been deployed and confronted those seeking a closer look.
Photo: A television broadcast of the funeral at a house overlooking the funeral site. The family weren’t watching the event, but switched it on when asked, out of interest, hospitality, and, like many in the area, in the hope that the media would help them with a quick buck.
Photo: Local Si Ngiyunxe listens to the funeral on the radio. In the background the media centre can be seen while to his left is the funeral site. He grew up on the property adjacent to Mandela’s and is tending to his cows while next door dignitaries pay their respects.
Photo: A mourner listens to the funeral proceedings in Qunu.