South African boys sit and watch preparations taking place around Nelson Mandela’s home for his burial in the ancestral village of Qunu yesterday. Photograph: Nic Bothma/ EPA

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela will be committed to the earth tomorrow by his own people, in the land that shaped him as a child.   The man who revolutioni(...)

 African National Congress  party members hold a prayer service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Standard Bank arena in central Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday.   Photograph: TJ Lemon/EPA

Churches across South Africa were filled yesterday as people prayed and gave thanks for the life of Nelson Mandela.In what used to be his own family c(...)

Nelson Rolihlala Mandela was arguably the most respected statesman the world has seen since the end of the second World War. His dignity, his determin(...)