The Wenatchee World



The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast


Lo54° Slight Chance Rain


Hi65° Chance Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Rain then Mostly Cloudy


Hi75° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo55° Mostly Cloudy


Hi77° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Rain


Hi73° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo54° Chance Rain


Hi69° Slight Chance Showers

Crowds overwhelm officials as Mandela lies in state

Send to Kindle
Print This

PRETORIA, South Africa — It was easy to see the thousands of people who had been turned away today in their bid to say farewell to Nelson Mandela — they were the ones fighting back tears of disappointment.

An estimated 100,000 South African mourners lined up in Pretoria to view Mandela who was lying in state for the third and final day, but the numbers overwhelmed officials, who had to send away about half of the crowd before the casket was to be removed in the late afternoon, according to government spokeswoman Phumla Williams.

View my options or Sign in