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Wednesday, June 16, 1999 Published at 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK


World: Africa

Picture gallery: A legend bows out



Following South Africa's second democratic all race elections, President Mandela has handed over power to his successor, Thabo Mbeki.


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16 June: The president of South Africa's constitutional court, Arthur Chastalson, takes the oath of office from Thabo Mbeki before a crowd of dignitaries at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Singing in the changes: The ceremonial choir celebrate Mr Mbeki's inauguration


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Nelson Mandela congratulated the new president as he arrived at the inauguration ceremony with his wife Graca Machel.


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As Mr Mbeki's speech drew to a close, three South African Airways Jumbo jets staged a fly-past before a choir celebrated the new president's inauguration.


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14 June: Nelson Mandela offers his presidential seat in parliament to his successor, Thabo Mbeki


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14 June: Mr Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, takes her seat as an MP next to Terror Lekota


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13 June: Colonel Gaddafi of Libya arrives at Cape Town military airport to attend hand-over ceremonies


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12 June: Mr Mandela pays his final visit to the royal residence of the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini


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11 June: President Mandela waves to well-wishers after visiting the Shanty Clinic in Soweto township


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11 June: Children at Emadwaleni school near Soweto greet their out-going leader


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10 June: President Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel, stand for the national anthem


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9 June: Mr Mbeki listens as his mentor passes on some final tips




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