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With Sacred Sticks and Leopardskins, Mandela's Adoptive Family Prepares for Funeral

At his burial on Sunday, Nelson Mandela will be mourned as one of the world's greatest statesmen and South Africa's most famous export. But in a remote village near his homeland in the Eastern Cape, he will be grieved as royalty. It's here that Mandela spent 10 years as the adopted son of a king to the Thembu clan, and developed a close and lasting bond to the king's family. Mandela arrived in the village at age nine to be a ward of Thembu King Djokintaba after losing his...

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