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Mandela to be laid to rest in Qunu on Dec 15

Updated: 2013-12-06 21:52
( Xinhua)

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest at his ancestral village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on December 15, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

A week of national mourning would include an open-air memorial service at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium - the site of the 2010 World Cup final - on December 10, Zuma said.