Here is the schedule of arrangements for the laying to rest of Nelson Mandela, as announced by South African President Jacob Zuma:

Dec. 8: National day of prayer and reflection.

Dec. 10: Official memorial service at the FNB Stadium in


Dec. 11 to Dec. 13: Mandela's body will lie in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Official memorial services will be held in all provinces and regions.

Dec. 15: State funeral and burial at Qunu, Eastern Cape province.

SOURCE: Associated PressEndText