12/13/2013 07:00 EST | Updated 02/12/2014 05:59 EST

Nelson Mandela honoured by Soweto Gospel Choir flash mob

The Soweto Gospel Choir had scheduled a performance of James Brown's I Feel Good last weekend, but when Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5 at age 95, their plans changed.

Dressed as employees at a Woolworths grocery story in Pretoria, members of the choir surprised shoppers with a stirring rendition of Asimbonanga, a Mandela tribute song from 1987 by musician Johnny Clegg.

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