Look at world leaders speaking at Mandela memorial

Posted - Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.



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JOHANNESBURG (AP) - 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. (0900 GMT, 4 a.m. EST) 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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