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Nelson Mandela's Funeral Draws Television Networks To South Africa

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Left-wing party supporters and activists offer floral tributes in front of a portrait of Nelson Mandela in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela, who died Thursday aged 95, became South Africa?s first black president after spending nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Television networks have descended on South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Mandela died on Friday, prompting an outpouring of remembrances from all over the world. Broadcast and cable news networks have begun to announce special coverage plans from South Africa.

Brian Williams is in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday, where he will anchor "NBC Nightly News" that night and on Tuesday. CNN's Anderson Cooper is in Soweto, where he tweeted:

Lester Holt anchored "NBC Nightly News" and "Today" from Soweto over the weekend, while Chris Cuomo was outside Nelson Mandela's home for CNN on Monday, tweeting:

As of Friday, ABC News' plans included Diane Sawyer anchoring "World News" from New York City with Byron Pitts, Terry Moran and Alex Marquardt reporting on the ground. CBS News correspondents Debora Patta, Mark Phillips, Allen Pizzey, Bill Whitaker, Alphonso Van Marsh and Danielle Nottingham are also in South Africa.

A roster of world leaders, including President Obama, is also expected in South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela.