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In pictures: Mandela's son's funeral

Nelson Mandela, and his wife Graca Machel, among his grandchildren at Makgatho Lewanika Mandela's funeral in Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nelson Mandela was surrounded by his family as he sat yards from the flower-adorned casket of his son, Makgatho, who was buried in South Africa on Saturday.

Mandela throws a rose into his son's grave

The former South African president was supported by his wife, Graca Machel, while he stooped to throw a solitary yellow rose into his son's grave.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, at the funeral of Nelson Mandela's son, Makgatho

Nelson Mandela's former wife, Winnie, was among the thousands of mourners at the service in his home village of Qunu, in the eastern Cape.

Clergy at the funeral of Nelson Mandela's son, Makgatho

Clergy from mixed denominations, and royalty from the Thembu household, said prayers and paid their respects.

Nelson Mandela and Makgatho Mandela, pictured in 2003

Makgatho Mandela, a lawyer and Nelson Mandela's son from his first marriage, died from Aids on 6 January 2005.


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