A state funeral for former South African president Nelson Mandela will be held on December 15, President Jacob Zuma has announced in a televised address. The anti-apartheid hero will be buried in his ancestral home of Qunu in the country’s Eastern Cape.
Latest update: 28/05/2012
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Parliamentary Elections: A cakewalk for the left?
We're barely out of a bruising presidential battle and already plunged into another campaign for the parliamentary elections, with 77 constituencies up for grabs. The Socialists are hoping to obtain a clear majority, while the right is hoping to pull off an upset, with the far-right National Front once again playing kingmaker.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Patrick Vignal, Senior correspondent, Reuters French Service;
- Gaël Sliman, Seputy director of polling, BVA.