Reporter’s notebook: A final farewell to ‘Madiba’

By Sudarsan Raghavan, December 16, 2013

QUNU, South Africa — This country, and Nelson Mandela, always occupied a special place in my heart.

It was here that I launched my career as a foreign correspondent in the second half of the 1990s, freelancing for Newsweek and other publications. My first reporting assignment was the funeral of anti-apartheid leader Joe Slovo in Soweto.

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