ANC-led Alliance Official Send Off Ceremony In Honour of Nelson Mandela


Graca Machel , widow of Nelson Mandela, South African President Jacob... News PhotoActivist,Adult,African National Congress,Airfield,Bestof,Bestpix,Ceremony,Death,Former,Graça Machel,Horizontal,Human Interest,Human Rights,Jacob Zuma,Jesse Jackson Sr.,Listening,Military,Nelson Mandela,Politics,Pretoria,Send,South Africa,Speech,Thabo Mbeki,Topics,Topix,Waterkloof,Widow,Wife,Winnie Mandela,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 14: Graca Machel (C), widow of Nelson Mandela, South African President Jacob Zuma (2nd R), Winnie Mandela (R), former wife of Nelson Mandela, civil rights campaigner Jessie Jackson (2nd L), and former South African president Thabo Mbeki (L), listen to speeches during an African National Congress (ANC) led alliance send off ceremony for former South African President Nelson Mandela at Waterkloof military airbase on December 14, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. The ANC held an official send off ceremony as the body of former South African President prepares to make one final journey to his hometown of Qunu for burial. Mr. Mandela passed away on the evening of December 5, 2013 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994 after spending 27 years in jail for his activism against apartheid in a racially-divided South Africa. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)