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South Africans honour Mandela in National prayer on Sunday

South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship on Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela. Observers say that South Africans are unified in their love for a historic figure whose funeral is expected to be one of the biggest in modern times. According to the associated press, at the Regina Mundi Church that was at the epicenter of the Soweto township uprising in 1976 against white rule, Father Sebastian J. Rossouw described Mandela as ``moonlight,'' saying he offered a guiding light for South Africa. Speaking at a huge rally soon after his release from prison in 1990, Madela mentioned that his battle was for both blacks and whites in South Africa. Listen to the voice of Mndela addressing crowds soon after his release from prison in 1990. RealAudioMP3


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