nelson mandela funeral
Nelson Mandela Funeral
On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the first President of South Africa to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, as well as the country's first black head of state, died at the age of 95 after suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/ m æ n ˈ d ɛ l ə /, Xhosa: [xoliɬaˈɬa manˈdɛla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Home : Funeral arrangements & services . Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was laid to rest during an official State Funeral, which took place over a period of 10 days.. Former President Mandela was buried at Qunu in the Eastern Cape on 15 December 2013, following an official memorial service on 10 December at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.
Time line. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was laid to rest during an official state funeral.. Sunday, 8 December: National day of prayer and reflection. Tuesday, 10 December: National memorial service
(CNN)-- With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed the nation. Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu. Tribal leaders clad in animal skins joined ...
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African politician and activist. On April 27, 1994, he was made the first President of South Africa elected in a fully represented democratic election.
Images of Nelson Mandela' state funeral in his ancestral home in Qunu.
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