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In memory of Mandela

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, December 16, 2013

THE national memorial service for the former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela, will be held at the Centenary Church today.

Following a request from the South African High Commission, the Methodist Church in Fiji gratefully provided the venue for the memorial service at 12:30pm.

Methodist Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Banivanua Nawadra said Mr Mandela's name and his achievements in South Africa and as a world leader were well-known to Fijians.

A statement from the church said the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will speak at the memorial service along with members of the diplomatic corp and other invited speakers.