Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Nelson Mandela memorial begins at 4 a.m. Tuesday

JOHANNESBURG — The memorial service Tuesday for Nelson Mandela will feature tributes by some of the anti-apartheid icon's family members and foreign leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The memorial at FNB Stadium in Soweto Township near Johannesburg is due to start at 11 a.m., or 4 a.m. in Tampa Bay, and will last for four hours, according to a program released Monday by the South African government.

Here's a look at some of the scheduled events and speeches in chronological order:

• Choir sings South Africa's national anthem.

• Opening remarks and interfaith prayers.

• Speech by Mandela family friend Andrew Mlangeni.

• Speech by family member Gen. Thanduxolo Mandela.

• Tribute by the former leader's grandchildren Mbuso Mandela, Andile Mandela, Zozuko Dlamini and Phumla Mandela.

• Speech by U.N. Secretary-General.

• Speech by African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

• Speech by Obama.

• Speech by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

• Speech by Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao.

• Speech by Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

• Speech by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

• Speech by Cuban President Raul Castro.

• Keynote address by South African President Jacob Zuma.

• Sermon by Bishop Ivan Abrahams.

Nelson Mandela memorial begins at 4 a.m. Tuesday 12/09/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 9, 2013 4:09pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

Copyright: For copyright information, please check with the distributor of this item, Associated Press.
    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays beat Orioles, but tough stretch looms that could change their plans (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tuesday was a step back in the right direction for the Rays, who halted a season-high five-game losing streak by hanging on — and we mean that pretty much literally — for a 5-4 win over the Orioles.

    The Rays’ Tim Beckham celebrates with Mallex Smith after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.
  2. Diaz, Taddeo win easily in special Miami Senate primaries

    Blogs

    Two Miami state Senate candidates who raised and spent the most in their respective primaries — Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz and Democratic businesswoman Annette Taddeo — notched easy victories in a special election Tuesday night.

    Republican candidate Jose Felix Diaz is surrounded by supporters after he won the primary for Florida’s Senate District 40 race. Democrat Annette Taddeo, right, celebrates her victory with supporter Venus Lovely at BJ’s Restaurant in The Falls.
  3. In live debate, Kriseman and Baker ask St. Pete: Is the city better off?

    Elections

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Mayoral candidates Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker made their best pitch to voters in front of a live television audience on Tuesday night. The candidates essentially asked this: Is the city better off now than it was four years ago?

    Incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker debate in front of a live television audience during the City of St. Petersburg Mayoral Debate at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg on Tuesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  4. Romano: It all comes down to sewage in this mayoral race

    Local Government

    Well, poop.

    Nothing else really matters, does it?

    Schools, economic development, public safety? Pfft. The Rays stadium, affordable housing, the pier? Ack. When it comes to the St. Petersburg mayoral election, sewage is the yin, the yang and the yuck.

    At Tuesday’s debate, incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman said responsibility lies on him regarding the sewage crisis.
  5. Shooting sends man to hospital in St. Pete

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police were investigating a shooting that occurred around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday and sent a man to the hospital.