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ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS AT THE FUNERAL OF NELSON MANDELA

December 15, 2013 | UhuruSpirit

President Jacob Zuma, Graca Machel and Winnie Madikizela Mandela at the funeral.



The funeral of the revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela is already underway in Qunu.

Funeral programme



Programme Directors: Mr Cyril Ramaphosa and Ms Baleka Mbete

PART ONE: AT HOME

Family Valedictory Service: Rev V Nyobole

Opening devotions

6am-6.30am (4am-4.30am GMT): Viewing of the body

6.30am-6.45am: Homily

6.45am-7am: Draping of the casket

7am-7.20am: Placing of the casket on the gun carriage and forming up of procession

7.30am-7.50am: Procession departs for the marquee

PART TWO: MARQUEE SERVICE

Funeral Service (from 8am-10.10am [6am-8.10am GMT])

Musical item: Lizalis' idinga lakho
National Anthem: Combined choirs
Opening devotions: Bishop D Dabula
Children’s recording: Rolihlahla Mandela
Acknowledgement of dignitaries: Programme Director
1. Madiba Family Representative: Chief Ngangamhlaba Matanzima
2. Close friend: Mr Ahmed Kathrada
Musical item: Jerusalem likhaya lami
3. Reading of the Obituary
4. Tribute by the children and grandchildren: Ms Nandi Mandela
5. Tribute by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (AU Chairperson) Musical item
6. Tribute by President Joyce Banda (SADC Chairperson)
7. Tribute by President Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania)
8. Oration by President Jacob G. Zuma

9. Sermon: Bishop Z Siwa
Musical item: Choir
Announcements: Programme Director
Benediction: Bishop Z Siwa
Military Ceremony: Chaplain-General of the SANDF
Movement of Designated Mourners to the Gravesite

Military Procession

PART THREE: AT THE GRAVESITE

President and family are seated at the gravesite

Removal of the Orders, Decorations, Medals and Miniature RSA Flag from the coffin by the SANDF to be handed over to the Chief of the SANDF who hands it over to the President for presentation to the Next-of-Kin.

Undraping of the casket
Pall-bearers salute and withdraw
Military pall-bearers take up position
Playing of the National Anthem, 21 Round Interment Salute and the Salute Flight
The Last Post is sounded
Sounding of Reveille
Military pall-bearers salute and withdraw
Committal Service by Bishop D Dabula
Vote of thanks: Major-General (retired) Bantu Holomisa Benediction: Bishop D Dabula

The service will end with the national anthem.



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