Nelson Mandela’s body has been lain-in-state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
Hundreds of other dignitaries are lining-up to pay their respects to the iconic South African anti-apartheid campaigner, including his wife Graca Machel and President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe.
Thousands of South Africans lined the streets of Pretoria to pay their respects after Mr Mandela’s body was taken to lie in state.
The coffin was draped in the multi-coloured South African flag as it arrived at the grand setting of the Union Buildings, seat of power in the country’s capital and the place where the former leader was sworn in as president.
Members of the public formed a guard of honour as his coffin passed by fronted by a fleet of police outriders, at the start of what will be three days of mourning in the executive capital.
As the procession passed, mourners sang tributes to the former South African leader, who died last week at the age of 95.