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.
'South Africa feels stronger today because we're being comforted by millions across the world' - Zuma
'We do not call Madiba the father of our nation merely for political correctness or relevance. We do so because he laid a solid foundation for our nation.'
'Madiba was a fearless freedom fighter who refused to allow the brutality of the state to stand in the way of the struggle for his people' - Zuma
He was at the forefront of the rush of radical change of the ANC - Zuma
'For 27 years the SA people spoke about him in harsh tones out of fear, but the powerful name of Nelson Mandela lived on
'His release from prison was one of the most remarkable and moving moments'
'SA needed a leader like Madiba to help us move from apartheid to a free democratic society'
'He was one of a kind' - Zuma
'Today is the 20th anniversary of his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize' - Zuma
'People enjoy peace and democracy because of the seeds he planted' - Zuma
'Indeed, Mandela was one of a kind' - Zuma
'In his honour, we commit ourselves to continue building a nation based on the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom' - Zuma
Amphitheater where Mandela was inaugurated will be now called the Nelson Mandela amphitheater.
Now it's the Sermon from Bishop Ivan Abrahams
'We have a Jordan to cross - an era without Mandela' - Bishop Ivan Abrahams
Tutu: You must show the world that we are disciplined. He doesn't seem thrilled with the noisiness.
'We promise God that we are going to follow the example of Nelson Mandela' - Tutu