Nelson Mandela Funeral To Be HELD on December 15 (PHOTOS)
Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at he age of 95, will be buried on December 15 South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma said today at a press conference.
“He will be laid to rest on the 15th of December in Qunu in the Eastern Cape province,” said Zuma. “We should all work together to organise the most befitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of our young nation.”
Mandela’s body will lie in state at government buildings in Pretoria from Dec. 11, until the burial.
Zuma also said that Dec. 8 will be a “national day of prayer and reflection” for South Africans and that a separate memorial service will be held on Dec. 10 on the outskirts of Johannesburg in a stadium that can seat around 100,000.