US President Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Laureate Aun San Su Kyi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are among the international figures to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Scientists and celebrities are paying their respects to the late Stephen Hawking, whose revolutionary theories earned him recognition across the world. His death left "an intellectual vacuum," said Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Past laureates include Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. A proposal that US President Donald Trump join their ranks is suspected to be fraudulent, according to the Nobel Institute.
Deputy President Ramaphosa told crowds he plans to tackle corruption within the ANC, while also promising "closure" over the issue of President Jacob Zuma's expected resignation.
South Africa's Jacob Zuma is facing a pivotal battle for his scandal-ridden presidency. There was a time, however, when he was known as a fiery fighter against apartheid and a political prisoner alongside Nelson Mandela.
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