Jonathan To Attend Memorial Service For Mandela In South Africa



Jonathan-news 600President Goodluck Jonathan will leave Abuja tomorrow evening to join other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of former President Nelson Mandela.

President Jonathan who will be accompanied by the Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, will attend the Memorial Service for Dr. Mandela on Tuesday at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The President will, in the company of other Heads of State and Government, also pay his last respects to Dr. Mandela at the anti-apartheid hero’s lying-in-state on Wednesday at the Union Building in Pretoria where he served as South Africa’s first democratically-elected President.

At the conclusion of the event in Pretoria on Wednesday, President Jonathan will leave for Nairobi to honour a long-standing invitation to be a guest of honour at Kenya’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.

President Jonathan will return to Abuja on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

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