JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of spectators and scores of other heads of state in a South African stadium lashed by cold rain.
By Stella Mapenzauswa and Steve Holland JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of the ideologically opposed nations that reflected the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation. But the peace and harmony did not stretch to South African President Jacob Zuma as the crowd at the rain-soaked Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg booed and jeered him as he prepared to give his closing address. The death of Mandela on Thursday at the age of 95 has distracted attention from a slew of corruption scandals in Zuma's administration and has underscored the gulf between South Africa's first black president, a towering figure of the 20th century, and its fourth. "But what Zuma speaks he doesn't live.