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The funeral of former South African leader Nelson Mandela will take place on Dec. 15 — a Sunday — in the Eastern Cape village of Qunu, South African President Jacob Zuma has said.

Mandela grew up in Qunu.

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Zuma made the announcement in a press conference Friday. He confirmed that Mandela will be accorded a state funeral.

Mandela's body will lie in state at government buildings in Pretoria from Dec. 11, until the burial.

Zuma also said that Dec. 8 will be a "national day of prayer and reflection" for South Africans and that a separate memorial service will be held on Dec. 10 on the outskirts of Johannesburg in a stadium that can seat around 100,000.

Mandela died Thursday. He was 95.

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