Mandela to Be Buried Dec. 15

The former leader of South Africa died Thursday at age 95.

Posted: 12/06/2013 08:41 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday, Dec. 15.

President Jacob Zuma also said Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the anti-apartheid leader on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Zuma said that Mandela's body will lie in state at government buildings in Pretoria from Wednesday, Dec. 11, until the burial.

He said this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, will be a national day of prayer and reflection.

Zuma thanked people from around the world who are sending condolences to Mandela's family. Mandela died Thursday night at the age of 95.

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 (Photo: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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