At least 26 foreign govt leaders at burial

2013-12-14 17:32
(Siyabulela Duda, AFP)

(Siyabulela Duda, AFP)

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Johannesburg – The government announced that at least 26 heads of state and government, their representatives and royalty confirmed their attendance at the funeral on Sunday of former president Nelson Mandela in Qunu.

They are Malawi President Joyce Banda; Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete; St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Everard Gonsalves; Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn; St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas; Zambian vice president Guy Scott; Iranian vice president Mohammad Shariatmadari; Nicaraguan vice president Omar Hallesleven Acevedo; Lesotho's King Letsie III;  the UK's Prince Charles; former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg; former French prime minister Lionel Jospin; former French prime minister Alain Juppe; former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda; former Nigerian vice president Abubakar Atiku; Malawian foreign minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume;  Lesotho foreign minister Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa; Tanzanian foreign minister Bernard K Membe; Zambian foreign minister Wilbur Simuusa; Reverend Jessie Jackson; former Tanzanian first lady Maria Nyerere;  Tanzania's CCM representative Vicky N Swai; Ethiopian state minister Surafiel Mhreteab Abed; Ethiopian state minister Getachew Reda Kahsay; African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the head of the European Union in South Africa Roeland van der Geer.

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