Escorted by two fighter jets, the coffin carrying the anti-apartheid icon's body was flown to Qunu on Saturday from Waterkloof airbase in Pretoria on a C130 military aircraft, reports said.
Around 4,500 people, including foreign dignitaries are attending the funeral.
The ceremony is a blend of state ceremonial with traditional rituals.
The Nobel peace laureate and iconic anti-apartheid leader passed away at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg on Dec 5. He was 95.
--IBNS (Posted on 15-12-2013)