The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi73° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi76° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo52° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo49° Partly Cloudy and Breezy then Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi65° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo49° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi68° Chance Showers

Saturday Night

Lo51° Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy

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