Adébisi Riwanou

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IN PICTURES: Mandela's Journey Home

On the final leg of 10 days of mourning, Nelson Mandela's body was flown from the seat of government in Pretoria to his ancestral hometown of Quno on Saturday.<p>"A guard of honor carried his casket from the hearse onto the transport plane that flew the late South African statesman home to the Eastern …

NBC News World News on Twitter: "'A great tree has fallen': Nelson Mandela is laid to rest at ancestral home"

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Nelson Mandela reaches final resting place in ancestral village of Qunu

Nearly a century after he roamed these fields as a boy herding sheep and calves, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was buried on Sunday in a curated garden of aloe plants, rocky outcrops and meandering paths atop a hill.<p>A black blanket with white stripes that had belonged to South Africa's first …