South Africans remember Nelson Mandela

South Africa and the world honors Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former president. Thousands of South Africans, presidents, prime ministers, celebrities and street sweepers headed to Johannesburg, Mandela's home. A memorial service is scheduled in FNB Stadium. Dozens of world leaders and South Africans will be there including South African president Jacob Zuma, US president Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, former Cuban president Raul Castro and 87 other world leaders.

The memorial service will be held at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa at 11am local time (9am GMT)

Latest News

  • US president Barack Obama and former Cuban president Raul Castro shook hands during Mandela's memorial. 
  • The body of Nelson Mandela has arrived at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where the anti-apartheid hero will lie in state. 
  • Obama, together with British prime minister, David Cameron and Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning Schmidt pose for a "selfie" during Mandela memorial. 

TV Coverage:

  • CNN: The memorial service of Mandela is currently airing live on CNN International 
  • BBC: The memorial service is currently airing live on BBC News (UK) and BBC World News (Worldwide) and is now available live online. 
  • France 24: The memorial service is currently airing live on France 24 and is also available online live. 
  • Tune in to your TV news networks for more of this story.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.