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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