SOWETO, South Africa (WUSA9) - WUSA9 Anchor Derek McGinty will be covering all the developments and events in South Africa all week long, after the passing of one of the world's greatest peace-makers, Nelson Mandela.
Our coverage is called "Madiba, the heart of South Africa."
Early Tuesday Morning Eastern Time, Derek attended a memorial service for Mandela in Soweto.
President Obama and other world leaders attended the service, where Mandela's life story was honored, for the world to see.
Mandela's body will be on display through the streets of the country, as he's brought to lie in state for three days in Pretoria, South Africa.
The four-hour memorial at times looked like a World Cup Soccer match, McGinty said.
There was cheering, partying music and festivities during the speeches in a soccer stadium.
WUSA9 and WXIA (our news partners in Atlanta) will have continuing coverage from South Africa all week, until Mandela's funeral wraps up on Saturday.
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