Mandela funeral date announced

2013-12-06 15:05
Mourners lay floral and candle tributes outside Nelson Mandela's Johannesburg home. (Athol Moralee, AP)

Mourners lay floral and candle tributes outside Nelson Mandela's Johannesburg home. (Athol Moralee, AP)

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Zuma announces Mandela's death

2013-12-06 01:57

President Jacob Zuma made a statement to the public on Thursday night announcing that former South African president Nelson Mandela has died. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has announced the date of former president Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Mandela's funeral will be held on Sunday 15 December 2013.

Zuma also announced there will be 10 days of national mourning.

On Friday, Zuma visited the Mandela family home in Houghton to meet with family members.

He addressed the media shortly afterwards.

Zuma announced Mandela's death shortly before midnight on Thursday.

More to follow.

- Share your memories of Nelson Mandela with us.

- 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

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