People congregate around a sea of flowers laid by mourners near the statue of the late Nelson Mandela in the Sandton district of Johannesburg yesterday. Photo: AFP

Emotional South Africa prepares for sweeping farewell to Nelson Mandela

Event's scale has observers making comparisons to Churchill's send-off

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People congregate around a sea of flowers laid by mourners near the statue of the late Nelson Mandela in the Sandton district of Johannesburg yesterday. Photo: AFP
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