Hundreds of presidents and kings gave their farewell to the “peace leader” of South Africa. Barak Obama (USA,) Raul Castro (Cuba), Dilma Rousseff (Brazil); Kofi Annan (UN) and other leaders delivered emotional speeches extolling the work of Mandela and his legacy of peace to the world.
Meanwhile, thousands of citizens dedicated several days in tribute of the memory of former president of South Africa.
Yesterday, during an emotional meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, highlighted the courage of Mandela, who was able to defeat the resentment that can be generated by 27 years of imprisonment.
The program of national mourning was carried out today at the Soweto stadium in Johannesburg, the capital, the same spot where Mandela appeared in public for the last time during the closing ceremony of the World Cup South Africa 2010. The funeral will be held on Sunday at Qunu, the village where Mandela spent his childhood.