Wednesday February 19, 2020

Crowds gather for Nelson Mandela memorial

Thousands of South Africans made their way in the rain to mark the life of Nelson Mandela in the first of three major public events this week.

10th December, 2013
Archbishop Desmond Tutu with former President Mary Robinson at the memorial.

Thousands of South Africans made their way in the rain to mark the life of Nelson Mandela in the first of three major public events this week.

US President Barack Obama and leaders from many countries will pay tribute to Mandela today in a service at FNB Stadium in Soweto, a township southwest of Johannesburg. Mandela, who died on December 5 at the age of 95, was jailed for 27 years for fighting to end...

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