Mandela’s hometown burial a call to ancestors to set his spirit free

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Patricia Zamin, a traditional healer, shares her memories of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Friday.

In keeping with tradition, former South African President Nelson Mandela will be buried Sunday in his native town of Qunu, where sangomas, or healers, will rattle bones to summon his ancestors to grant him eternal freedom, a cow will be slaughtered – and his coffin will be lowered into the earth.

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