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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-12-06

Tributes to former South African president Nelson Mandela have poured in from across the world after his death was announced on Thursday. A state funeral will be held on December 15. Look back over FRANCE 24’s live blog.

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  • Tributes to Nelson Mandela have continued to pour in from world leaders, while flags have flown at half mast at government buildings around the globe.
  • Hundreds of people gathered outside Mandela’s home in Johannesburg to lay flowers and pay their respects to the late anti-apartheid hero.
  • South African President Jacob Zuma announced that a state funeral for Mandela will take place in Qunu in the Eastern Cape province on December 15, with a day of mourning to be held on December 8.
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will travel to South Africa next week to take part in the memorial events, the White House has said.
  • In Paris, French President François Hollande paid tribute to Mandela at the opening of a Franco-African security summit, describing the former South African leader as a man who “managed to win every battle he led and joined”.



 

 

Date created : 2013-12-06

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