World leaders to speak at Mandela memorial

US President Barack Obama and United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon are expected at Nelson Mandela's memorial. (Reuters)

US President Barack Obama and United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon are expected at Nelson Mandela's memorial. (Reuters)

The memorial service on Tuesday for Nelson Mandela will feature tributes by some of the anti-apartheid icon's family members and foreign leaders, including US President Barack Obama and United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

The memorial at FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg is due to start at 11am and will last for approximately four hours, according to a government programme released on Monday.

Here's a look at some of the scheduled events and speeches in chronological order:

- Choir sings South Africa's national anthem.

- Opening remarks and interfaith prayers.

- Speech by Mandela family friend Andrew Mlangeni.

- Speech by family member General Thanduxolo Mandela.

- Tribute by the former leader's grandchildren Mbuso Mandela, Andile Mandela, Zozuko Dlamini and Phumla Mandela.

- Speech by UN secretary general Ban.

- Speech by African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

- Speech by Obama.

- Speech by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

- Speech by Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao.

- Speech by Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

- Speech by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

- Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro.

- Keynote address by South African President Jacob Zuma.

- Sermon by Bishop Ivan Abrahams. – Sapa-AP

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