11 December 2013
On 11 December 2013, Nelson Mandela’s body is taken to the Union buildings in Pretoria. As the body was transported from the Military Hospital people waiting guard of honour was formed in Madiba Street near to the Union Buildings. The body lay in State for three days with a glass top coffin so that people could view Mandela’s body. Members of public were singing as the body was taken out of the hearse. Mandela’s body travelled through the city from Thaba Tswane to the Union Building up until Friday. There were other places allocated for the body viewing which include Freedom Park, Salvokop, the palace of Justice and the Nelson Mandela Drive.

The Guardian, Nelson Mandela: national day of prayer for country's 'guiding light' , 8 December 2016, Url number https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Nelson-Mandelas-body-at-Union-Buildings-20131211 Date Accessed: 17 November 2016.

Independent Online Newspaper, Madiba lying in state, 11 December 2013, Url number https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/madiba-lying-in-state-1.1620420#.UqgQT_RdXm4, Date Accessed: 17 November 2016.


N. Makhubo, Farewell on the streets of Pretoria, 11 December 2013, from Independent Online Newspaper, Url number https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/farewell-on-the-streets-of-pretoria-1.1620380#.UqgRbvRdXm4, Date Accessed: 17 November 2016.