Mandela to Lie in State 3 Days During 10 Day Mourning Period + Funeral Details
Nelson Mandela's body was taken from his home in a coffin draped in the South African flag, as it was announced his funeral will be on Sunday, December 15.
From December 11 to 13, Mandela's body will lie in state in a glass-topped coffin at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. It will mark three of the ten days officially assigned as a mourning period for 'Madiba' or 'Tata' as he was devotedly called, ahead of what is expected to be the one of the biggest funerals in history. His body is being guarded by armed guards.
Mourners have gathered to dance and sing songs of freedom outside his home in Johannesburg, where passed away at home in Johannesburg at 8.50 pm yesterday.