President Joyce Banda from Malawi and Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete have so far been confirmed as speakers at Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu on Sunday.
Carien du Plessis
The United States appears to be keeping out of the fray after President Jacob Zuma was publicly booed in front of President Barack Obama and 90 other heads of state at Nelson Mandela’s memorial yesterday.
Do it for Madiba, the ANC has urged voters ahead of the first by-elections to take place after Nelson Mandela’s death last week.
What goes around, comes around – sometimes in the form of a soccer substitution sign. And for those who missed it when the big screens in the FNB Stadium showed President Jacob Zuma arriving the first time, the booing was repeated at least four more times, when Zuma’s face appeared on the screen.
Cuban president Raúl Castro has been hailed by ANC leaders as a comrade and a fighter in South Africa’s struggle for freedom.
US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro shook hands while sharing the stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service at FNB Stadium in Joburg.
African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has thanked Nelson Mandela for the sacrifices he had made.
Crowds have started streaming into the FNB Stadium where a memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela is set to be held today.
US president Barack Obama and his counterpart Raul Castro of the US’s long-time foe, Cuba, will be sharing a stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service today.
Former president Nelson Mandela was the type of person who couldn’t even kill an insect, close friend and comrade of many years Ahmed Kathrada has said.
As many as 150 foreign dignitaries, many of them heads of state, are expected in South Africa this week to attend one of the biggest state funerals of the century.
Electioneering came to a standstill as South Africans paused to mourn the death of their beloved former president Nelson Mandela.
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