Nelson Mandela


5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg surrounded by his family.

Mandela died of a lung infection on

He was 95 years of age.His death was announced by President Jacob Zuma.


On 6 December Zuma announced a national mourning period of ten days, with the main event being an official memorial service to be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 10 December 2013. Mandela’s body will lie in state from 11 to 13 December at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and a state funeral will be held on 15 December 2013 in Qunu.