RUSTENBURG – The nation pays tribute to former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who passed away on 5 December following a prolonged respiratory infection at the age of 95. The nation will observe a period of 10 days of national mourning which will end with his state funeral on 15 December. The memorial service was attended by several well-known persons including US President Barak Obama. The official memorial service at the FNB Stadium started at 11:00 on Tuesday with gates opening at 06:00. The former president’s body was not at the service and no cars were allowed near the stadium.
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