Mandela's body arrives at Qunu ahead of Sunday burial

Villagers sit along a street waiting for the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela, just outside the village of Qunu December 14, 2013. Mandela will be buried at his home in the village of Qunu on Sunday, December 15. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (Reuters)

QUNU, South Africa (Reuters) - The body of Nelson Mandela arrived at his ancestral home village of Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape on Saturday ahead of the anti-apartheid leader's state funeral set for the following day. The coffin carrying the remains of South Africa's first black president was driven in a hearse from Mthatha airport, 700 km (450 miles) south of Johannesburg, with a ceremonial military escort and cheered by crowds lining parts of the road. (