Will Mandela's gravesite remain off limits?
Published on Dec 16, 2013 6:14 AM
QUNU, South Africa (AFP) - Will the gravesite of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest statesmen the world has ever seen, be permanently off limits for the public?
This was the question on many lips as the democracy icon was buried with full honours in his rural boyhood village of Qunu on Sunday - shielded from prying eyes and telephoto lenses.
Among the multitude of logistical and protocol arrangements for the state funeral, South Africa's government has made no announcement on the status of the gravesite afterwards.
While family members, politicians and celebrities got to say their goodbyes at the grave, Mandela's village neighbours and many people around the world will be hoping to get the chance to do so later.
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