South Africa: Memorial Service Honours Mandela

World leaders and members of the public travelled to FNB Stadium in Soweto to pay their respects to the beloved statesman. More: Nelson Mandela: His Life and Times

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  • South Africa:  Zuma Hails Mandela's Legacy

    South African Press Association, 10 December 2013

    President Jacob Zuma called former president Nelson Mandela "one of a kind" as tens of thousands of South Africans and the world's powerful gathered in Soweto, at a rain-drenched, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Memorial Sign Language Interpreter ' A Fake'

    South African Press Association, 11 December 2013

    The sign language interpreter at former president Nelson Mandela's memorial service was "a complete and utter fraud", Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town said on ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  President Jacob Zuma's Speech Delivered at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service (document)

    The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa, 10 December 2013

    Mama Graca Machel, Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela and the entire Mandela family and the abaThembu clan, read more »

  • South Africa:  South African Spirit Fills FNB Stadium

    SAnews.gov.za, 10 December 2013

    The atmosphere at FNB Stadium is electric as thousands of South Africans start to fill the venue where the Memorial Service of former President Nelson Mandela will be held later ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  Qunu Unable to Watch Mandela Memorial Service

    South African Press Association, 10 December 2013

    Teenagers from Nelson Mandela's hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape voiced disappointment on Tuesday about not being able watch a memorial service in his honour. read more »

  • South Africa:  Graça Machel and Winnie Mandela Embrace at Memorial

    South African Press Association, 10 December 2013

    Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Mandela bent down to embrace Graça Machel before taking her own seat at the former president's memorial service at the FNB Stadium in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Rain Fails to Dampen Spirits at Mandela Memorial

    South African Press Association, 10 December 2013

    Drizzle and the threat of more rain did little to dampen the spirits of several thousand people who gathered at FNB stadium on Tuesday morning for the memorial service of former ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mourners Stream Into FNB Stadium for Mandela Memorial Service

    Deutsche Welle, 10 December 2013

    Rain poured down on FNB Stadium on Tuesday, but failed to dampen the celebratory atmosphere of South Africans and foreign dignitaries gathered for Nelson Mandela's memorial ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Vilakazi Street Quiet As Mourners Head to Stadium

    SAnews.gov.za, 10 December 2013

    It's mostly quite at the old house of former President Nelson Mandela in Vilakazi Street, as tens of thousands of mourners are heading to the massive Memorial Service at FNB ... read more »

  • Africa:  S. Africa Prepares for Enormous Crowds At Mandela Memorial

    Voice of America, 9 December 2013

    Mourners in South Africa are expected to crowd into a football stadium Tuesday for the main public memorial service for former president and anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mandela Memorial - All Systems Go

    SAnews.gov.za, 10 December 2013

    As crowds continued to fill up the stadium, the City of Joburg said things were proceeding smoothly at the FNB Stadium, ahead of former President Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service. read more »

  • Africa:  South Africa to Ensure 'Successful' Mandela Memorial Service

    Voice of America, 9 December 2013

    South Africa's security institutions are working with foreign officials to provide protection for the heads of state and government at Tuesday's memorial service of anti-apartheid ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Visitors Flock to Johannesburg to Bid Mandela Farewell

    Voice of America, 9 December 2013

    People from across South Africa and beyond are making long journeys to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, following his death last week. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA, the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  World Leaders to Speak At Mandela Memorial

    Voice of America, 9 December 2013

    Leaders from around the world will pay tribute at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who died last week at the age of 95. read more »

  • South Africa:  UN Chief in South Africa to Attend Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela

    UN News Service, 9 December 2013

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Johannesburg, where he will join scores of mourners at the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson ... read more »

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Mourners attend a Nelson Mandela memorial service at the FNB stadium.

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