A state burial for former South African President Nelson Mandela will be held on Dec. 15, with a memorial service set for Tuesday (Dec. 10) in a Johannesburg stadium.
The anti-apartheid activist and hero to many around the globe died Thursday afternoon at age 95. His passing has triggered an outpouring of emotion that is ladened with iconic-level respect.
Here are some local reflections:
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