1 500 journalists to cover Mandela memorial

2013-12-09 18:52
(Brendan Croft, Beeld)

(Brendan Croft, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - About 1 500 journalists have been accredited to cover former president Nelson Mandela's memorial service at FNB Stadium, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Monday.

"We issued permits to 1 500 media professionals by 05:00," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

Local and international media queued at the Expo Centre in Nasrec on Sunday to get access to the memorial and other events.

Friends, colleagues, comrades and family of Nelson Mandela are invited to share their memories and tributes, and to light a candle for him, on his profile at Remembered.co.za.

- Share your memories of Nelson Mandela with us.

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