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Mandela funeral scheduled for Sunday 15 December

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The state funeral of Nelson Mandela will be held in Qunu, the village in the rural Eastern Cape where he was born on Sunday 15 December. Barack Obama and David Cameron are expected to attend.

There will also be an official memorial service on Tuesday 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.

In the UK Westminster Abbey will hold a national service of thanksgiving for his life following the state funeral in South Africa.

The Premier League has announced all this weekend's matches will have a minute's applause before kick-off in tribute to the statesman.

This article was first published on prweek.com


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