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South Africa: Special Airport Service for Mandela's Funeral in Qunu

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Nelson Mandela will be buried, next to his children, in Qunu in the Eastern Cape as he wished.

National Carrier South African Airways will operate a special air transport service to attend the funeral of the late former President Nelson Mandela in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

Briefing journalists at the SABC studios in Auckland Park on Sunday, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, said the special service will cater for mourners who will attend the funeral.

"More information will be released in the coming days about arrangements for the laying to rest of President Mandela at Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

"This special service - for which travellers will pay - will cater for mourners who will attend the funeral and the service will also be available on the return leg of their travel.

"Information about the readiness of the Airports Company of South Africa to manage passengers and aircraft during this period has been compiled into a factsheet. This factsheet is available on the official government memorial website, www.mandela.gov.za."

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