Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0912 GMT: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela, have arrived. 0909 GMT: The memorial event is part of an extended state funeral that will culminate in Mandela's burial on Sunday in the rural village of Qunu where he spent his early childhood. Ahead of the burial in Qunu, Mandela's body will lie in state for three days from Wednesday in the amphitheatre of the Union Buildings in Pretoria where he was sworn in as president in 1994. Lorraine Steenkamp, a black South African, said visiting the spot was "the greatest gift", just days before he was to be laid to rest.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.