Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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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.

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