The body of Nelson Mandela will be embalmed
With the reference to the current President Jacob Zuma Reuters reported that on the night of December 5 at the age of 95 the ex-president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died.
In the beginning of June Mandela got to the hospital with the relapse of the pulmonary infection. In November the government of South Africa confirmed that he was in a permanently critical condition.
In the beginning of September it became known that 95-year-old Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital and would continue treatment at home.
Mandela became the first dark-skinned President of the South Africa. He ruled the country from May 1994 till June 1999. In his youth he spent 27 years in prison for his active work against the regime of apartheid. In 1993 Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
According to the CNN channel with the reference to the sources in the South African government, the funeral of Nelson Mandela will be held no earlier than in a week in the village, where he was born 95 years ago.
In 3-4 days the body of Mandela will be delivered to the military hospital and will be embalmed.
The service for the ex-president will be held in the football stadium in Johannesburg, where in 2010 the final match of the World Cup was held. It is expected that a number of heads of states will be present at the service.
Then from Johannesburg, where Mandela died, his body will be taken to the capital of the country Pretoria for farewell. The body of Mandela will be placed under the transparent dome in the residence of the government of South Africa.
The next week, perhaps on December 12-13, the military aircraft will deliver the body of the first dark-skinned leader of South Africa to the village Kuna, where he was born and where he asked to bury him. The funeral will also be attended by many world leaders.
For the relatives and friends of Mandela a separate private funeral ceremony will be held.