World's biggest memorial

By Drum Digital
10 December 2013

South Africa is set to host the biggest memorial service in its history, and possibly one of the world's biggest, on Tuesday, for former president Nelson Mandela.

South Africa is set to host the world's biggest memorial service on Tuesday, for former president Nelson Mandela.

The official Nelson Mandela's memorial service will take place at the FNB stadium, it will include heads of state and family.

Airports in Gauteng are becoming busy as thousands of people arrive in Johannesburg ahead of Mandela's memorial service at the FNB stadium on Tuesday.

More than 90 heads of state and government and hundreds of other dignitaries are among the thousands who are expected to pack the stadium on Tuesday morning.

According to a report by the SABC the memorial will start with singing of the National Anthem by a Mass Choir.

Part of the programme also includes a tribute by Tata Mandela's grandchildren.

Tributes by foreign dignitaries include ones by US President Barack Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

- DRUM Reporter

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