Transcript for Nelson Mandela Funeral
final farewell to nelson mandela. He was laid to rest in a small rural village that was his ancestral home. World figures traveling there to say good-bye. Abc's alex marquardt is in south africa again tonight. Reporter: It was the solemn march that marked the end of nelson mandela's long walk to freedom. In the auditorium, 95 candles burned, one for each year of his life. ♪ bold-faced names filled the audience. Oprah winfrey next to richard branson, and prince charles. Mandela's casket stood atop traditional cowskins, his long life celebrated with all the pomp and ceremony due to south africa's greatest son. It was a day of deep sorrow. The country's mourning perhaps best summed up by mandela's close friend and fellow robben island inmate. And now, I have lost a brother. My life is in a void and I don't know who to turn to. Thank you very much. Reporter: A void that south africans tell us can never be filled. After a week of celebrating mandela's life with singing and dancing, it was really only today that many south africans realized that mandela is truly gone. David? Alex marquardt, thank you. And on the surface of the
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