Xinhua News AgencyDecember 9, 2013 12:24
Iran's FM to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral
TEHRAN, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad- Javad Zarif will attend the funeral of the late South African former President Nelson Mandela, local media reported on Monday.
The ceremonies were scheduled to start on Tuesday with a memorial service at the official Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, until Dec. 15, when Mandela will be buried in Qunu, where he spent his childhood.
Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95 at his home in Johannesburg where he was recovering from a pulmonary infection.