The day of prayer and reflection for Nelson Mandela began Sunday morning at the African Gospel Church in Orlando, an area of Soweto, Mandela's hometown.
The anti-apartheid icon died Thursday night of complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
Fleur Nomthandazo has been coming to this church, her great-grandfather's church, every Sunday for the past six months to pray for Nelson Mandela's recovery. Today, she's here to pray for his family.
"We never cry when somebody dies," Nomthandazo says. "We celebrate the life that they lived."