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Mandela: SA's greatest son laid to rest (slideshow)
The world watched as Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Qunu following a dignified and moving funeral ceremony on Sunday.
President Nelson Mandela has celebrated his 80th birthday by marrying his sweetheart, Graça Machel, in a private civil ceremony at his Houghton home on Saturday.
The wedding follows weeks of speculation and firm denials by the presidential office.
Deputy President Thabo Mbeki made the announcement in Pretoria, saying that the couple had been married by the chief magistrate of Johannesburg in a ceremony attended by family and a few friends.
Machel, 52, is the widow of Mozambican President Samora Machel. She and Mandela met shortly after his release from prison in 1990. The couple went public with their relationship last year.
All prisoners in South African jails with less than six months to serve on their sentences have been granted six month's remission of sentence by President Nelson Mandela, as "part of the celebrations of his birthday".
The releases begin on July 20 and will take about a week to complete, according to Major Bert Slabbert of Correctional Services. Around 9000 prisoners are expected to be released immediately. The department says absconders, the mentally disturbed and unsentenced prisoners will not be released. All other prisoners will benefit, regardless of their crimes.
"What do you suggest we do?" said Presidential spokesman Parks Mankahlana, when asked if any corresponding gestures are planned for crime victims.
The move has already been condemned by the Democratic Party, which said it "makes a mockery of our criminal justice system and is a slap in the face to the victims of crime".
The National Party, "amazed" by the decision, said it "would have preferred that murderers, rapists, armed robbers and child molesters be excluded from this remission".
The United Democratic Movement also criticised the release. "Granting remission to mark the celebration of a birthday, even that of somebody with the stature of President Mandela, in a country where crime is one of the single greatest challenges, becomes ridiculous."