Mukherjee was also accompanied by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, Union Commerce and Industry Ministry Anand Sharma and two other Parliamentarians.

'World will honour Nelson Mandela's historic legacy'

Nearly 100 world leaders including Mukherjee and US President Barack Obama had on Tuesday come together in Johannesburg in an unprecedented act of homage to Mandela.

Calling him a venerated elder and a great soul, Mukherjee had said that India has no doubt that the world will honour the historic legacy of Mandela who taught the true meaning of forgiveness and reconciliation.

(Agencies)

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