President to attend last rites of Mandela

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President Mamnoon Hussain will leave for South Africa to attend last rites of Nelson Mandela, state media reported on Sunday.

The president will meet world leaders during his visit to South Africa. US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will also attend memorial services.

The South Africa’s first black president died at the age of 95 on Thursday. A funeral cortege bearing his body is to travel through the streets of Pretoria for three consecutive days before his burial next Sunday.

On Saturday, it was announced that US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would attend Tuesday’s memorial service along with three other former US presidents, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.