Mandela laid to rest in Qunu on December 15

2013-12-06 16:16

Former president Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on December 15, President Jacob Zuma has said.

“The official memorial service will be held on the 10th of December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.

Between December 11 and 13, Mandela would lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

“We should all work together to organise the most fitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of our young nation,” Zuma said.

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