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Mandela to be Buried Dec. 15

 South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday, Dec. 15.

 

Flowers are placed in front of an image of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa on December 6, 2013 in Beijing, China
Flowers are placed in front of an image of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing, China (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

President Jacob Zuma also said Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the anti-apartheid leader on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Zuma said that Mandela’s body will lie in state at government buildings in Pretoria from Wednesday, Dec. 11, until the burial.

He said this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, will be a national day of prayer and reflection.

Zuma thanked people from around the world who are sending condolences to Mandela’s family. Mandela died Thursday night at the age of 95.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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