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Day of 'prayer and reflection' in South Africa for Mandela

South African president Jacob Zuma has lead tributes to Nelson Mandela at a church service in Johannesburg. Mandela's funeral will take place on Sunday 15th December in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

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Three US presidents to attend Mandela's funeral

US President Barack Obama and his two predecessors, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have said they will be travelling to South Africa to honour Nelson Mandela.

Obama, Bush and Clinton will all attend the funeral Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing

The three will travel together on the Air Force One presidential plane, accompanied by their wives. Mr Obama has also invited the other two living former presidents, Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush.

The office of George HW Bush said he will not be able to travel due to his health.

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