Mandela: all the funeral details

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06 December 2013

Former president Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at Qunu in the Eastern Cape on December 15, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

Former president Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at Qunu in the Eastern Cape on 15bDecember, President Jacob Zuma said today.

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"The official memorial service will be held on the 10'th of December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

Sunday, 8th  December has been declared as a national day of prayer and reflection.

Between December 11 and 13, Mandela's remains would lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

"We should all work together to organise the most fitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of our young nation," Zuma said.

In an official press release issued by the Office of the Presidency there is a call to all people to gather in halls, churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and in their homes for prayer services and meditation, reflecting on the life of Madiba and his contribution to our country and the world.

-SAPA and Press Release: www.thepresidency.gov.za

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