Nelson Mandela’s Death

Flags at all government buildings will remain at half-staff through sunset Monday to mark Pearl Harbor Day and the death of Nelson Mandela. Today, Jacob Zuma, the current President of South Africa declared a national week of mourning for the country’s former leader who died yesterday at the age of 95. Plans for Mandela’s farewell were also announced today. On Sunday, South Africans will remember their former president during a national day of prayer and reflection. (CARL) Tuesday, they’ll gather for a memorial service at a 95-thousand seat stadium. Mandela’s body will lie in state for 3 days before he’s finally laid to rest on December 15th.


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