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.