World leaders to speak at Mandela memorial
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.