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Mvezo on Mbashe River is near where the late former President of South AfricaNelson Mandela was born, and Qunu is where he grew up and expressed his wish to return late in life. It is the village to which Nelson Mandela's father relocated after being deposed as Mvezo chief. In his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela described Qunu as where he spent the happiest moments of his childhood.
On 15 December 2013, Mandela was buried in Qunu following a state funeral, on his family's property in a spot he personally selected.