Mandela to Be Buried in Hometown on December 15

World | December 6, 2013, Friday // 17:15|  views

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, died on Thursday, December 5, 2013. He was 95. Photo by EPA/BGNES

South Africa’s late former President Nelson Mandela is to be buried on December 15 in his hometown of Qunu, following a state funeral.

President Jacob Zuma gave details on the official services and memorials for Mandela on Friday as South Africans mourned the loss of their former president.

Sunday, December 8, has been declared as a national day of prayer and reflection in South Africa. Zuma has called upon the country's people to gather in "churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and their homes" to pray and reflect on Mandela's life.

The official memorial service will be held on the 10th of December at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

From the 11th to the 13th of December, Mandela’s remains will lie in state at the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria. During these days, official memorial services will also be held in all provinces and regions of the country.

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