- Share & Rate this article
- Related Stories
“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,” he told reporters in Johannesburg.
He said that Sunday, December 8, would be a national day of prayer and reflection.
“The official memorial service will be held on December 10 at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.”
From December 11 and 13, Mandela’s remains would lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
“[This is] where he served as the first president of this young democracy,” Zuma said.
“During these days, official memorial services will be held in all provinces and regions.”
Zuma thanked South Africans for “the dignified manner in which they have respected and responded to the monumental loss of this monumental icon”.
“[Mandela was] a symbol of reconciliation, unity, love, human rights and justice in our country and in the world,” he said.
SA Airways will provide flights for mourners wishing to attend former president Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, the airline said on Friday.
“After consultation with the South African government, SAA has put a special air transport service in place in order to facilitate the movement of mourners to the Eastern Cape… [for] the funeral of former president Mandela,” spokesman Tlali Tlali said in a statement.
He said the service would be available to those invited to the funeral and would also cover their return journeys.
- “Celebrity” Oscar doing well in ...
- Oscar verdict appeal not ruled out yet
- Cell door slams shut on Oscar info
- Oscar Pistorius ‘cried himself to ...
- End of the road for Oscar Pistorius ...
- ‘We don’t want ...
- Oscar sentence ‘carefully ...
- Oscar ‘largest news story in the ...
- Oscar processed and placed in cell
- No parole for Oscar – IFP ...
- Pirates singing in the rain
- Sundowns battle past AmaZulu
- Blow by blow: Pirates vs Ajax
- Supersport march into semi-final
- Blow by blow: Sundowns vs Amazulu
- Blow by blow: SuperSport United vs Wits
- Chiefs and Platinum Stars to clash for ...
- Van Wyk eyes World Cup
- Telkom Knockout Fever
- Manchester Legends waiting on Safa
- Follow The Citizen