Nelson Mandela's body brought to ancestral home, burial today

Johannesburg, Dec 14: The body of former and first black president of South Africa Nelson Mandela was brought to his ancestral home in Qunu in Eastern Cape Province on Saturday where it will be buried on Sunday.

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Thousands cheered the funeral procession as it moved from Mthatha to Qunu. The police had a tough time to keep the crowd off the path of the convoy that carried the coffin draped with the national flag of South Africa.

The 95-year-old Nelson Mandela died on December 5 in Johannesburg

On December 12, leaders from across the world gathered at the Soccer City Stadium here for Mandela's memorials.

A brief history of Nelson Mandela:

1918 - Born in Transkei, South Africa
1944 - Joined the African National Congress
1956 - Charged with treason, acquitted later
1962 - Convicted of sabotage and sent to 5 years of imprisonment
1964 - Sentenced to life imprisonmnt for plotting against the government
1990 - Released from prison
1991 - Became president of the ANC
1993 - Won Nobel Peace Prize
1994 - Became president of South Africa
1999 - Decided against seeking a second term as the president
2004 - Retired from public life
2007 - Formed The Elders group
2011 - Briefly hospitalised for chest infection
2012 - Hospitalised for gallstones
2013 - Suffered from ecurring lung infection, died on December 5

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