'We will reflect on the life of a man who took the pain of South Africans and made it his own....and worked to free us all.' - Cyril Ramaphosa
'He was our teacher & our mentor, and he never gave up on us for our failures.'
'In many ways, we are here to tell Madiba that his long walk is over. That he can finally rest."
Now time for multifaith opening prayers.
'Lead us from untruth to truth, like our father Nelson Mandela' (from no light to light...)
'We place on record our indebtedness to Madiba for his selfless efforts in salvaging the nation and leading it on the path to peace, reconciliation and harmony, and laying the foundation of a free and prosperous South Africa.'
'As he stood up to injustice and illegal wars, let us do likewise even if it is waged by the powerful'
'On this day of Madiba's memorial service, we pray for peace of the world.'
'Give us courage to hold to his values, to follow the examples of his practice, and to share it with the world'
'Go home Madiba, you have selflessly done all that is good...we will continue where you left off.
'May his long walk to freedom be enjoyed and realized by all'
Stadium starting to sing along, dance along. Quite a sight. 'Viva Madiba!'
Sorry, satellite feed cracking up. Hearing all the feeds from the stadium are cutting out.
'I am overjoyed by the outpouring of love...' says family friend Andrew Mlangeni
Mlangeni was introduced to Mandela by a friend as a 'very wise man'
From Daniele Hamamdjian in downtown Joberg: while we hear the call to prayer from mosque loudspeaker - some Muslim merchants have the radio on listening to the memorial
'In prison Madiba exuded leadership'
'I'm told my time is up, but it should be our collective wisdom, conviction and resolve to uphold the wellness of Nelson Mandela'
Ok next up is Mandela relative Gen. Thanduxolo Mandela
Massive booing for Zuma again.
'We stand here to mourn the great man, but to celebrate a life well lived.'
'On behalf of the family, we take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to religious communities and other communities around the world'
'In his lifetime, Madiba mingled with kings, queens and presidents....but at the core of his being was a man of the people.'
'I'm sure Madiba is smiling from above as he looks down on the diverse magnitude of faces here'
'As we lift our eyes to the dawn of a new era without Madiba on our side, we hope you will join us with passion, prayer...'
'Let us pledge to keep Madiba's dream alive'
We hope that you will continue to stand by us, carry us, and guide us, because of our will, and because of you.'
'We encourage you to uphold his legacy. Our generation needs new leagues of leaders'
Bedell (former Mandela aid) says it seems the people of South Africa don't like Zuma because they think he's trying to capitalize on Mandela's illness and death for popularity.
Mandela has 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Now, three are speaking.
'Madiba they say you are a brilliant man...they say you are resilient. '
Now we see Obama, Clinton have taken their seats.
Now time for UN Sec-General Ban Ki-Moon.
'Rainbow emerges from the rain and the sun. It is that blending...that I feel today.'
'This stadium holds tens and thousands of people, but an arena as big as the South African country
cannot contain the pain we feel today'