South Africa is prepared to say goodbye to former president Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday (Dec. 5) at 95 years old. Government officials from around the world are scheduled to attend the memorial service, which takes place Tuesday (Dec. 10) at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Among the dignitaries attending is every living U.S. president, with the exception of George. H. W. Bush, who isn’t well enough for the trip.
The state memorial is expected to begin at 4 a.m. ET. Mandela’s body will then lie in state for three days, before a state funeral on December 15.
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