Transcript for Nelson Mandela Being Laid to Rest
thing in the morning on abc's this week. And south africa, nelson mandela, his body returned to his childhood village on this eve of his funeral. And on this saturday, a moment of controversy when it seemed a major figure had been left off of the figures attending. Alex from pretoria tonight. Reporter: Good evening. Nelson mandela has been lying in state in the government buildings up on the hill went home today. A cargo plane took off from pretoria escorted by two fighter jets. He was welcomed in the eastern cape with full military honors before being driven past huge cheering crowds to his home in the village where he grew up. Tomorrow's funeral will be attended by 5,000 people, prince charles, jesse jackson, and after confusion, the archbishop desmond tutu who was an -- a close friend of his for decades and an outspoken critic of the current south african government. He will be buried in the smaller private ceremony that will officially mark the end of this chapter for south africa and for
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