The lower bowl is pretty much empty in the stadium
The spectators are also urged to stay and not leave the stadium because the current president of South Africa is yet to speak later.
OK, here's the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee
Hold on, the band in the corner is being asked to put their instruments down and stop playing, because, you know, there are still three more speeches left.
'We in India have long admired him and all he stood for. ' = Mukherjee
Mukherjee drawing parallels to Gandhi. Both struggled, fought for equal human rights and democracy.
Now time for the President of Cuba - Raul Castro
'An example of integrity and perseverance' - Castro
'Mandela is an insurmountable example for Latin America and the Caribbean to show examples of unity and co-operation.'
'Cuba has African blood in its veins b/c it fought for independence and freedom from slavery' - Castro
'I remember his never ending friendship with (Fidel) Castro, a symbol of the brotherhood started by Nelson Mandela' - Raul
'Nelson Mandela will not go down in history for the 27 consecutive years he spent incarcerated. He will go down in history for cleaning up his soul of poison after spending so long in jail, and leaving his people knowing the new South Africa could not be built on hatred and vengeance.' - Castro
South African President Jacob Zuma is up next, and he hasn't exactly received the warmest reception here.
Cue the booing. Lisa says it's almost deafening. Singing has started - not exactly sure why.