Mandela Receives Retirement Gifts
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.