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Nearly 60 foreign leaders due in S. Africa so far for Mandela mourning
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South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (L) and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (R) hug next to a portrait of late South African President Nelson Mandela during the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Yoan Valat
South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (L) and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (R) hug next to a portrait of late South African President Nelson Mandela during the Elysee Summit for Peace and Security in Africa at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Yoan Valat
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JOHANNESBURG: Fifty-nine foreign heads of state or government have said so far they will attend either the memorial ceremony or the state funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa in the coming week, a foreign ministry spokesman told Reuters.

He said the final number of who would attend either Tuesday's memorial in Johannesburg or the funeral in Qunu next Sunday would be confirmed in due course.

 
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