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Following are the main events in the South African government's official program for the mourning and state funeral of Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, aged 95: Sunday, December 8 - National day of prayer and reflection in which South Africans will celebrate the life of Mandela and his legacy in places of worship, homes and communities. Tuesday, December 10 - Official memorial service for Mandela to be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, also known as the Soccer City stadium, the site of the 2010 World Cup final. Wednesday, December 11 to Friday, December 13 - Mandela's body will lie in state in an open casket for three days at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the seat of the South African government, where it will be viewed by citizens and selected international visitors and guests. Saturday, December 14 - Mandela's body will be transported to the Eastern Cape from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria, where the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party will bid it farewell.
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