South Africans must exercise their right to vote in honour of the equality for which former president Nelson Mandela fought, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
Prince Charles Arrives for Mandela Funeral
Dressed in a blue suit, he was flanked by security officials and surrounded by photographers.
Malawian President Joyce Banda arrived soon afterwards.
The funeral is taking place in a specially constructed dome, in which a stage with two rows of candles and a portrait are set up.
There are purple chairs for most of the mourners, but black chairs for international delegates and special guests.