Obama and Castro to speak at Mandela funeral

Obama and Castro to speak at Mandela funeral
Barack Obama and Jacob Zuma

South Africa has released the list of speakers at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela tomorrow.

The ceremony is expected to last four hours at stadium at Soweto Township near Johannesburg.

The South African government says the following leaders will speak:

* United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon

* United States president Barack Obama

* Brazil president Dilma Rousseff;

* Chinese vice president Li Yuanchao;

* Namibian president Hifikepunye Pohamba;

* Indian president Pranab Mukherjee; and

* Cuban president Raul Castro.

South African president Jacob Zuma will give the keynote address.

Mr Mandela’s family and friends also will speak at the ceremony, which will include a sermon.

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