Press Release

13 December 2013

Heads of State and Government to attend State Funeral Service in Qunu, Eastern Cape

The State Funeral of Former President Nelson Mandela, scheduled for Sunday, 15 December 2013, is expected to be attended by several Heads of State and Government, Former Heads of State, Eminent Persons, Heads of Delegation, Heads of International Organisations and the Diplomatic Corps.

The list of the leaders and other dignitaries is as follows:

Name Designation

Country/Institution

H.E Joyce Banda

President

Malawi

H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

President

Tanzania

Hon Dr E Ralph Everard Gonsalves

Prime Minister

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Dr Hailemariam Dessalegn

Prime Minister

Ethiopia

The Right Honourable Dr Denzil Douglas

Prime Minister

St Kitts and Nevis

His Honour Dr Guy Scott

Vice President

Zambia

H.E Mr   Mohammad Shariatmadari

Vice President

Iran

Commander and Army General Omar Hallesleven Acevedo

Vice President

Nicaragua

His Majesty King Letsie III

King

Lesotho

HRH Prince Charles of Wales

Prince

United Kingdom 

Mr  Jens Stoltenberg

Former Prime Minister

Norway

Mr Lionel Jospin

Former Prime Minister

France

Mr Alain Juppe

Former Prime Minister

France

Mr Kenneth Kaunda

Former President

Zambia

Mr Abubakar Atiku

Former Vice President

Nigeria

Mr Ephraim Mganda Chiume

Foreign Minister

Malawi

Mr Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa

Foreign Minister

Lesotho

Hon Bernard K Membe

Foreign Minister

Tanzania

Mr Wilbur Simuusa

Foreign Minister

Zambia

Rev Jessie Jackson

Eminent Person

USA

Former First Lady Mrs Maria Nyerere

Eminent Person

Tanzania

Ms Vicky N Swai, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)

Eminent Person

Tanzania

Mr Surafiel Mhreteab Abed

State Minister

Ethiopia

Mr Getachew Reda Kahsay

State Minister

Ethiopia

H.E Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Chairperson

African Union Commission

Mr Roeland  van der Geer

Head of the EU in South Africa

European Union


Minister Nkoana-Mashabane said the South African government appreciates the continued support shown by the international community since the passing away on 05 December 2013 of Former President Mandela. “It is comforting to have amongst us leaders and other dignitaries representing the international community during this time of bidding our final farewells to Madiba,” said Minister Nkoana-Mashabane.

For more information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson of DIRCO on 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION


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