Agence France-PresseDecember 11, 2013 13:31
They were singing on the packed bus going in, but the ride back was silent, hushed by a fleeting glimpse of the man many had hoped would just keep living forever.
"I'm shaking. Really, I'm shaking," said Agisanang Ntoane as she walked down the steps of the grand, imposing Unions Building in Pretoria, the South African seat of government.
Just 20 minutes earlier, the 30-year-old, had been standing in a bus full of singing, clapping people, laughing and joking with each other like friends on a works outing.