Goodluck Jonathan will depart Abuja this night to join other world Presidents in South Africa at events leading up to the burial of previous President Nelson Mandela.

A statement by the special to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, Sunday, said leader Jonathan will attend the Memorial Service for Dr. Mandela on Tuesday at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
He said the President, who will be accompanied by the overseeing Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, will in the business of other Heads of State and Government, furthermore pay his last repect to Mandela at the anti-apartheid hero’s lying-in-state on Wednesday at the amalgamation construction in Pretoria where he served as South Africa’s first democratically-elected President.

From there on Wednesday, President Jonathan will depart for Nairobi to honour a long-standing request to be a guest of respect at Kenya’s 50th self-reliance Anniversary celebrations

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