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Tens of Thousands Gather for Mandela Memorial

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela, who died last week at the age of 95.   A steady rain did not dampen the spirit of the crowd, many of whom sang and danced in tribute to the anti-apartheid leader even before the memorial service began.   VOA's Anita Powell, who is at the stadium, said security around the venue was tight with road closures and checkpoints, but that the atmosphere seemed relaxed.  ...

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