and here is the news from the Joahnnesburg MandelaBBC office.
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as well as former Presidents George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
– UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor Kofi Annan.
– British Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband
– French President Francois Hollande and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy
– German President Joachim Gauck
– Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe
– Cuban President Raul Castro
are all swanning around in the Soweto mud…………..
We can now go live to Cape Town, where our reporter has discovered that the bloke who used to sell orange juice and fruit to one of Mandela’s Robben Island warders’ nephews’ cousins is ready to make a surprise statement on his recollections of seeing the great man as he returned from prison.