Sunday is a day of prayer and remembrance in South Africa.
We are remembering the incredible life of Nelson Mandela and praying that his values and ideals will be carried through by current South Africans.
The television channels have preempted all programs since his death and have been showing tributes around the clock.
In the next week we will see a service in every major city, including many of the World Cup Stadiums, followed by his final burial in his hometown village.
The memories of Mandela are plenty:
Dawning one of the most prolific symbols of the old regime, the Springbock rugby jersey, in the Rugby World Cup which South Africa won. This was portrayed in the movie Invictus.
Including members of the apartheid government in his cabinet.
Inviting his jailer to be an honored guest at the inauguration.