The State funeral of former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape took place on the 15th of December, 2013.Mandela's body traveled from Pretoria by air to Mthatha in Eastern Cape province, and then by road to Qunu, where he was laid to rest on Sunday.
the coffin during the funeral ceremony
Winnie Mandela Madikizela (L) and Graca Machel (C) stand by the coffin of Nelson Mandela
Winnie Mandela Madikizela, President Zuma and Graca Machel
Mandela's Widow, Graca Machel
British entrepreneur Richard Branson (R) and US TV host Oprah Winfrey attend the funeral ceremony
the Coffin being escorted to the grave side
The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is escorted to the compound for his funeral