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Dancing, singing dominate Mandela vigils across South Africa

Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 | 9:35 am Comments 0
A soccer fan wearing a hat with portraits of former president Nelson Mandela, sings and dances in Johannesburg, South Africa today. - AP
A soccer fan wearing a hat with portraits of former president Nelson Mandela, sings and dances in Johannesburg, South Africa today. - AP
A troupe of traditional dancers from the Kliptown suburb of Soweto perform outside Nelson Mandela\'s old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa today. - AP
A troupe of traditional dancers from the Kliptown suburb of Soweto perform outside Nelson Mandela's old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa today. - AP
Traditional dancers in the street entertain mourners who have come to pay their respects at Nelson Mandela\'s old house in Soweto today. - AP
Traditional dancers in the street entertain mourners who have come to pay their respects at Nelson Mandela's old house in Soweto today. - AP
Children in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street to pray at Nelson Mandela\'s old house after traveling all the way from Free State, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa today. - AP
Children in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street to pray at Nelson Mandela's old house after traveling all the way from Free State, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa today. - AP
Children holding South African flags in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street on their way to pray at Nelson Mandela\'s old house after travelling all the way from Free State, in Soweto. - AP
Children holding South African flags in a drum majors group march up Vilakazi Street on their way to pray at Nelson Mandela's old house after travelling all the way from Free State, in Soweto. - AP

In South Africa, vigils are continuing as thousands mourn the death of the former leader, Nelson Mandela.

Media reports say people have been remembering Mandela's legacy, dancing and singing in front of his former home in Soweto.

Mandela is to be accorded a state funeral on Sunday December 15.

Before that a Memorial Service will be held on December 10 and Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will be among world leaders in attendance.

Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95, spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994.

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