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Dancing, singing dominate Mandela vigils across South Africa

In South Africa, vigils are continuing as thousands mourn the death of the former leader, Nelson Mandela.

Media reports say people have been remembering Mandela's legacy, dancing and singing in front of his former home in Soweto.

Mandela is to be accorded a state funeral on Sunday December 15.

Before that a Memorial Service will be held on December 10 and Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will be among world leaders in attendance.

Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95, spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994.

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