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article imageMandela on display at Union Buildings

By Matthew Hendricks     Dec 11, 2013 in World
Pretoria - The body of Nelson Mandela will be available for public viewing at the Union Buildings today until Friday, to people wishing to say their final goodbyes.
Mourners are advised they will not be able to take their last pictures of Mandela though, as cameras, including cellphones, will not be allowed at the union buildings in Pretoria.
According to SABC News, Madiba's body will be transported daily between 1 Military hospital, Thaba Tshwane, and the union buildings, and will pass between 7am and 8am.
Mg.co.za has provided a map of the route that the casket will travel each day here. Eyewitness News reports that Government has invited members of the public to form a guard of mourning each morning along the route.
According to RSG, at the Union Buildings a glass window in the casket will provide the public with a last and final glimpse of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. To see Mandela, the public may gather at Fonteindedal, the LC de Villiers-sportsgrounds or the Tshwane showgrounds, from where they will be transported in buses to the Union Buildings.
Mandela will finally be buried in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Sunday, reports news24.com.
People wave South African national flags as the cortege carrying the coffin of former South African ...
People wave South African national flags as the cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through the city centre of Pretoria, December 11, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Ronen Zvulun
Military personnel carry the remains of the late Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria  ...
Military personnel carry the remains of the late Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, December 11, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Marco Longari
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