UK to host special Westminster service in memory of Madiba

2014-03-03 09:55

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Pretoria - Britain will be hosting a distinguished memorial service for the late father of the nation, former South African President Nelson Mandela at Westminster Abbey.

It will take place on Monday, 3 March 2014.

SA.gov.za reports President Jacob Zuma said South Africa is humbled by this gesture which demonstrates yet again, the impact of Madiba in the world.?

"This service demonstrates how this global icon that is Madiba touched many lives and hearts and was able to transcend geographical boundaries in spreading messages of peace, unity and the need for a better world,'' said President Zuma in a statement on Sunday.?

South Africa is to be represented by a high level delegation at the service, led by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

The Deputy President is accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and the Minister in the Presidency, Collins Chabane, and senior officials.?

Madiba's organisation the African National Congress (ANC), has sent the Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte to represent the movement at the memorial service.

The service is also to be attended by members of the Mandela family.?

 

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