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Mandela Receives Retirement Gifts

June 14, 1999

NONGOMA, South Africa (AP) _ President Nelson Mandela leaves office a richer man _ six cows, a bull and five calves richer.

Mandela also received a shield, a spear and a leopard skin Saturday from Goodwill Zwelithini, the king of the Zulus.

A brass band and traditional Zulu dancers entertained more than 500 guests outside the king’s palace in the KwaZulu-Natal province while Mandela and Zwelithini met inside.

Mandela retires Wednesday, when his hand-picked successor Thabo Mbeki is inaugurated.

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