World leaders, South Africans honor Mandela

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — World leaders, including President Barack Obama, and joyous, singing South Africans on Tuesday honored Nelson Mandela at a Soweto soccer stadium that was partially full, amid cold, driving rain.

The crowds twice booed South African President Jacob Zuma, who gave the keynote address at the service, which started an hour late. Zuma, 71, has a series of scandals weighing on his popularity before elections next year.

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