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South Africans of all denominations have been gathering to remember Madiba since Friday evening.
Mourners gather outside Nelson Mandela's Houghton home in the early hours of December 6 2013 following news of his death.
Nelson Mandela, 95, dies in his Houghton home on the evening of December 5 2013. Large crowds gathered to mourn his death and celebrate his life and his impact on South Africa.
Nelson Mandela laughs with journalists and performers participating in the second 46664 concert in George, Western Cape on March 18 2005.
Then president-elect Jacob Zuma is seen with some of his cattle in his hometown of Nkandla on December 26 2007.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe addressing media at Luthuli House in Johannesburg about the Nkandla leaked Public Protector report on December 3 2013.