President Jonathan Will Leave For Mandela Memorial Service Today

Credit: ChannelsTV
Credit: ChannelsTV

President Goodluck Jonathan will this evening leave Abuja for South Africa where he will be meeting about 59 other world leaders in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of African legend, Nelson Mandela.

The Government’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, says the President Jonathan who will be accompanied by the Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri.

“The president and the minister will attend the Memorial Service for Dr. Mandela on Tuesday at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg,” the statement read.

The President will  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.


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