President Jacob Zuma has described Ronnie Kasrils' spoil-your-ballot campaign as a "very funny thing", SABC radio news reported on Wednesday.
Zuma In Song At Mandela Funeral
"We, the black nation, are crying for our land which was taken by the white people.
"They should leave our land alone," he sang.
"The children are crying for the nation which was taken by the white people," Zuma sang in Zulu.
Mourners stood on their feet, and sang along with him.
Earlier, Nelson Mandela's former praise singer Zolani Mkiva had given Zuma a passionate introduction. In his praise song, Mkiva, who was dressed in black with a leopard skin draped over his left shoulder, also acknowledged Mandela. The praise poet had the crowd ululating and cheering. Although, he spoke mostly in Xhosa, foreign dignitaries smiled and clapped during his performance. Prince Charles laughed and chatted to those near him.
Some guests fanned themselves with their programmes as the heat in the dome where the service was being held increased.
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