The remains of the former South Africa President, Nelson Mandela was committed to mother earth today in the remote village, Qunu in Eastern Cape province where he grew up. The South African flag on the coffin was handed to his widow, Graca Machel after his body was lowered down the grave. This was followed by a 21-gun salute and fly over by jets.

Asides Mandela's widow, ex-wife and other members of the late icon's clan, dignitaries at the occasion include Prince Charles, Rev Jesse Jackson, Gerry Adams, Oprah Winfrey, the Clintons, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard + foreign envoys, Richard Brandson and many African leaders.