Museveni In South Africa For Mandela Burial

view medications geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Mandela, who passed away last week, will be laid to rest in the rural village of Qunu after several ceremonies.

Over 90 Presidents, including Uhuru Kenyatta, Raul Castro, Joseph Kabila, George Bush, Barack Obama, Jakaya Kikwete and Bill Clinton have already arrived for the function.

South Africans and well wishers will today attend a Memorial service at Soweto stadium which hosted the 2010 World Cup final.

Mr Mandela is survived by his wife Graça, three daughters, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

According to today’s official programme, the special mass will kick off at 11:00am until the end of the function at 15:00pm.


Top leaders including President Barack Obama and regional leaders whose countries contributed to the struggle against Apartheid, are expected to give speeches.

Below is today’s programme of the memorial service that will be seen by billions of people across the world on television.


Mr Cyril Ramaphosa and Ms Baleka Mbete

11:00 – 15:00

National Anthem: Mass Choir

Museveni being welcomed in South Africa

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Programme Directors

Interfaith Prayers

Tribute by Family Friend: Andrew Mlangeni

Tribute by Family: General Thanduxolo Mandela

Tribute by the Grandchildren: Mbuso Mandela

Andile Mandela

Zozuko Dlamini

Phumla Mandela

Tribute by UN Representative: Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Tribute by AU Commission Chair: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Tribute by Foreign Dignitaries: President Barack Obama (USA)

President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil)

Vice-President Li Yuanchao (China)

President Hifikepunye Pohamba (Namibia)

President Pranab Mukherjee (India)

President Raúl Castro Ruz (Cuba)

Keynote Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa:

His Excellency Jacob Zuma

Sermon: Bishop Ivan Abrahams

Vote of Thanks: Premier of Gauteng, Nomvula Mokonyane

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