Mandela's body can be viewed

By Drum Digital
11 December 2013

South Africans and selected international visitors and guests will be able to view President Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings.

South Africans and selected international visitors and guests will be able to view President Mandela’s remains at the Union Buildings for three days from Wednesday 11 December.

President Mandela’s remains will be transported daily between 1 Military Hospital, Thaba Tshwane, and the Union Buildings.

The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital at 07h00 daily and President Mandela’s body will be on view from 12h00 on Wednesday and from 08h00 on Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday the Mandela family and invited guests will view the body from 10h00.

Members of the public will be permitted to view the body from 12h00 to 17h30. An estimated 2 000 people per hour are expected to view the body.

On Thursday and Friday the public will have access to the casket from 08h00 to 17h30.

Government has advised that the use of cameras, including cellphones, will not be permitted at the Union Buildings.

- SAPA

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