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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:42am
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will leave for South Africa Monday to attend the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela.It will be held at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg Tuesday. The Obama's will be joined by by Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
A total of 70 heads of state and ten former heads of state are expected to attend. Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95 years old. The former South African President and anti-apartheid leader will be laid to rest with a state funeral on December 15, 2013 in his hometown village.