Agence France-PresseDecember 10, 2013 14:37
"Welcome. You are all welcome!" blared the loudspeaker as the train door opened, disgorging hundreds of mourners onto the platfom.
"Viva Tata Madiba, Viva!" the new arrivals shouted back, as they began chanting and singing in a spontaneous celebration of grief and pride.
From the station they walked, jogged and sang their way in light rain towards the Soweto stadium to join in a mass remembrance for Tata (Father) Nelson Mandela, their saviour president whose courage and fortitude broke the back of the hated apartheid system.