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South African President Zuma Announces Mandela Funeral, Memorial Service Schedule

Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993.

 

 

 

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The funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela will be held on Dec. 15, President Jacob Zuma announced Friday.

Mandela, the first black President of South Africa who led the country out of apartheid, died Thursday. Zuma said there will be a memorial service on Dec. 10 and a day of “prayer and reflection” on Dec. 8.

The leader of the anti-apartheid movement will also lie in state buildings in Pretoria, one of the country’s three capital cities, from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13. The death of the 95-year-old peaceful-resistance icon was announced on Thursday; he had been released from the hospital Sept. 1 after suffering from a lung infection throughout the summer.

The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will go to South Africa next week “to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and to participate in memorial…

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