Saturday, 7 December 2013

# Africa News # Jacob Zuma

Crowd of People Mourns Mandela as burial plans announced

Heavy Crowd of people mourn the late Nelson Mandela on Friday to pay their last respects to the former South African president just as his burial plans were also announced.

President Jacob Zuma announced that the anti-apartheid hero would be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15, 2013, in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, alongside three of his children who had been deceased.

Zuma also stated that an official memorial service would be held for Mandela on December 10, 2013, at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg.

In his speech on Friday,  Zuma said the day Mandela would be laid to rest would be a “national day of prayer and reflection”, in which the country’s citizens would gather in religious houses to pray and meditate on the life of the African icon.

The burial arrangement also stated that Mandela’s body would lie in state at the seat of government in Pretoria from Wednesday, December 11-13, 2013.

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