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2013-12-06 13:42
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Johannesburg - Actors and comedians were among the celebrities who arrived with bouquets of flowers at the Houghton, Johannesburg home of former president Nelson Mandela on Friday.

Among those paying their respects was actress Leeanda Reddy, who plays the character Priya in the soapie Isidingo.

Comedian David Kibuka, who appears in the television show Late Night News, also put in an appearance. Twitter celebrity and columnist Khaya Dlanga gave interviews and stayed for a while.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Mmusi Maimane arrived with his son and two large bouquets of flowers.

"He was a great man, we should all learn from him," Maimane said.

A space for floral tributes and messages outside the house filled up quickly, and a new one had to be opened.

A Proudly SA banner was set up in front of the flowers laid on the grass.

As those who had sang outside the house through the night left, more people arrived and took their place.

A group of women in African National Congress Women's League uniforms sang the national anthem. Members of the public, many with children at their sides joined in.

Others photographed the messages of support and flowers on the lawn along the house's front wall.

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