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Crowds of mourners attended an interfaith service in Cape Town, South Africa to commemorate anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela. (SOUNDBITE): PATRICIA DE LILLE, CAPE TOWN MAYOR SAYING: "Madiba had a very special relationship with this city. To our shame and to the shame of our country, it is here in this city in Robben Island where he was imprisoned for almost more than 20 years." Friday's gathering took place on the Grand Parade, where Mandela first addressed crowds after his release from prison in 1990. (SOUNDBITE) MICHAEL RAFFETY, MOURNER SAYING: "I've come to see what's happening and just pay my respects to someone who has done the country a great service." In the Democratic Republic of Congo, people scoured newspapers to learn more about their hero. (SOUNDBITE)(French) DARK TSHIBANDA, ACCOUNTANT, SAYING: "We ask other leaders in Africa to follow his example so that we can also move forward." That message was echoed by others