President departs Guyana- to attend funeral of late Nelson Mandela

Georgetown, GINA, November 7, 2013

Head of State Donald Ramotar today departed Guyana for South Africa to attend the funeral of the late Former President of that country Nelson Mandela, but not before signing the Book of Condolence.

The gathering at State House observes a minute of silence for the late Former South African President Nelson Mandela

Mandela renowned worldwide as an anti-apartheid leader, humanitarian and a hero passed away on December 4 at age 95.  An official memorial service is slated to be kept at the FNB Stadium on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

At the Evening of Caroling at State House tonight, Alexei Ramotar, son of the President, told the gathering that the Head of State was enroute to South Africa to pay his, and the Guyanese people’s respects.


The large gathering at the event also observed a moment of silence for the late president.


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