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

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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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