List of heads of state to attend Mandela funeral

via List of heads of state to attend Mandela funeral December 9, 2013  NewsDay

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is expected to join more than 70 Heads of State and government at funeral events for former South African president Nelson Mandela, with most due to attend a huge memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

After what has been billed as one of the largest gatherings of global leaders in recent history, only a handful of dignitaries would go to Sunday’s state burial in Mandela’s ancestral home of Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

Afghanistan, His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President

Mozambique, President of Mozambique, HE Armando Emilio Guebuza

Algeria, His Excellency Mr Abdelkader Bensalah, Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Senate) – rank above the Prime Minister

Namibia, His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, President

Angola, His Excellency Mr Manuel Vicente, Vice President

Niger, His Excellency Issoufou Mahamdou, President

Argentina, Mr Amado Boudou, Acting President of Argentina

New Zealand, Right Hon John Key, Prime Minister

Australia, His Excellency Mr Tony Abbott, MP, Prime Minister

Nigeria, His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan, President

Bahamas, Right Honourable Perry Christie, Prime Minister

Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou, President of Niger

Bangladesh, His Excellency Mr Md. Abdul Hamid MD ABDUL, President

Norway, His Royal Highness Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway

Belgium, His Royal Highness King Philippe

Pakistan, His Excellency Mr Mamnoon Hussain, President

Benin, His Excellency Boni Yayi, President

Palestinian State, His Excellency Mahmoud Abbas, President

Botswana, His Excellency Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President

Portugal, His Excellency, Anibal Cavaco Silva, President

Brazil, Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, President

Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince

Burundi, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President

Saharawi Republic, His Excellency Mr Mohamed Abdelaziz, President

Canada, His Excellency Stephen Harper, Prime Minister

Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, President

CHAD, His Excellency Mr Idriss Deby Itno, President

Serbia, His Excellency Tomislav Nikolic, President

China, His Excellency Li Yuanchao, Vice President,

Seychelles, His Excellency Mr James Alix MICHEL

COMORES, His Excellency Dr Ikiliou Dhoinine, President

Spain, His Royal Highness Felipe de Borbon, The Prince of Asturias

Congo (Republic of the Congo ), His Excellency Mr Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President

Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa, President

Sudan, His Excellency Bakri Hassan Salih, Vice President

Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), His Excellency Joseph Kabila, President

Suriname, His Excellency Desire Delano Bouterse, President

Cote d Ivoire, His Excellency President Allassane Ouattara, President

Slovenia, His Excellency Pahor, President

Croatia, His Excellency Josipovic Ivo, President

South Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kir Mayardit, President

Cuba, His Excellency Raul Castro Ruz, President

Sweden, His Royal Highness Victoria, Prime Minister

Denmark, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Federick

Switzerland, His Excellency Mr Ulrich Maurer, President

Djibouti, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President

Swaziland, His Excellency Dr Sibusiso Dlamini, Prime Minister

Ethiopia, His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister

Suriname, His Excellency Desire Delano Bouterse, President

Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Mr Obiang Mbasogo, President

Tanzania, His Excellency Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President

France, His Excellency, Francois Hollande, President

Timor-Leste, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana, Prime Minister

Finland, His Excellency Sauli Niinisto, President

Tunisia, His Excellency Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President

Gabon, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President

Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister

The Gambia, His Excellency Prof Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, President Sheikh

Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kagota Museveni, President

Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President

United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Sheikh Nayahan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture – Special Envoy of the Emir

Germany, His Excellency Joachim Gauck, President

United Kingdom, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron

United States of America, His Excellency Barack Obama, President

Guyana, His Excellency Donald Ramotar, President

Venezuela, His Excellency Nicolas Maduro Moros, President

Guinea, His Excellency Prof Alpha Conde, President

Zimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President

India, His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President

Zambia His Excellency Michael Sata, President

Ireland, His Excellency Michael D Higgins, President

Arab States League, His Excellency Amb Samir Hosny, Minister

Italy, His Excellency Enrico Letta, Prime Minister

African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson

Japan, His Imperial Highness, Crown Prince Naruhito

Commonwealth, His Excellency, Mr Kamalesh Sharma

Jamaica, Her Excellency, Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister

European Council, His Excellency Mr Herman van Rompuy, President

Jordan, Her Royal Highness, Queen Rania Al Abdullah and His Excellency Prime Minister Dr Abdullah Ensour

Mexico, His Excellency Enrique Pena Nieto President of Mexico

Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President

Mauritius, His Excellency Dr the Honourable Navinchandra, Prime Minister

Korea (South), His Excellency Hongwon Chung, Prime Minister

Mauritania, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President

Lebanon, His Excellency Mr Najib Mikati, Prime Minister

Malawi, Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President

Lesotho, His Excellency, T Thabane, Prime Minister

Grand Duchy of LUXEMBOURG, His Royal Highness Henry of Luxembourg, The Grand Duke

Liberia, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President


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    mujibha 10 years ago

    How many of these leaders will attend mugabe’s funeral?

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      Nimrod Mupanesengende 10 years ago

      Mujibha, do you know you may die today? You should not play with matters of life and death. Leave those to the Creator. Only God knows when and how President Mugabe will departh this earth. That time, that God’s time will no doubt come but not before, not for some evil wishers like you, not even when those who hate him want. It will be God’s time and not man’s.

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        Kevin Watson 10 years ago

        Nimrod you fool the question was rhetorical. It no way presumes upon the death of anyone. For your information no one gets out of life alive, we are all going to die, along with birth and taxes these are the only certainties of life. The question is this many of the great and good world leaders along with a group of dictatorial third world wanna bees are attending Mandela’s funeral memorial service, when Mugabe dies how many will show up my guess is that it be a few third world wanna bees.

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          Janikhel 10 years ago

          Once a goat belonging to Revenue Officer got sick, so the whole town showed up as well wishers, soon after the Revenue Officer died only 4 relatives were there to bury him, that’s the world we live in ?

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      Ernst Van Dam 10 years ago

      ..bad weed enver dies….!

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      I will be the only head of state to attend haaaaaaaaa

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      all of them including those who left who did not make way to sa

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    Isu Zvedu 10 years ago

    Please wake him up before its too late! Else once again we will be forced to look down in shame.

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    Good question Mujibha! It will take a complete idiot to compare Mandela with Mugabe, they are poles apart. Even I heaven they will be at different places for what they did to their people.

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    Sekahurema 10 years ago

    This time he will snore like a bear from godo

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    I was wondering why some of the female head of state has His Excellency whereas, some has Her Excellency before their names?

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    Nimrod ,death is inevitable you cant run away or continue sleeping thinking you will dodge it .mujibha’s question just needs you to give a number or list of those you feel will be at Bob’s farewell ,stop ranting about only God will determine the time , we all know that .learn to answer the question dont create your own and answer it the way you want klaar

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    gideon nkala 10 years ago

    For Bob you are going to get Sata, Kabila and Museveni.

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    Takaz 10 years ago

    For Bob u will get just a few handfull who are afraid of him. Why cant this old man just die and leave us to do it our own way. Die bob die!

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    What a great leader. Go well and rest in peace. Your hard work and selfless commitment to the emancipation of blacks will always be cherished.

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    OSCAR 10 years ago

    Those that might go will waste the airfare, but at least they will have a chance to spit on his grave and send him on his way to hell where he will meet many of his departed henchmen from ZANU PF. I really feel sorry for the Devil, he must be really worried about having to put up with this trash for eternity.

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      Thandeka Khoza 10 years ago

      Bob is worried scared…he said apartheid cut short Madiba’s life when he was faced with a big egg on his face that of overstaying in power implying that had it not been for apartheid Mandela would have died in power. We will never have another Madiba he was very imperfect but perfect when compared to the likes of evil Mugabe…I know millions would celebrate his death. Raila Odinga put it only too well…

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    Hwese 10 years ago

    I will be there to see that he goes deepdeepdeepdeepdeepdeep down the Zanu Mafia’s graveyard

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    Love one another! Bless those who hate you. Come on guys! Why all this hatred and bitterness. It is destroying our nation and ourselves. Leave Bob in God’s hands. We are called to love even our enemies and we are most certainly called to love on another. Let us start by repenting” each individual heart. Do we want to live like this forever in Zimbabwe.

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    mustapha lowe 10 years ago

    May African leaders emulate Madiba’s way of life and democracy so as to free its people.

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    It would be a chame if the criminals from Rwanda attend the funeral event among them Paul Kagame, the bloodiest dictator our world has ever hosted.

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      Jimy Jobs 10 years ago

      Jean Christophe,

      President Paul Kagame could not attend the event due to his crimes againest humanity,don’t you remember that he sent his guys to south africa to shoot LT General Kayumba Nyamwasa? Kagame canever step in south Africa since then.Never.

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    Laura Njitone 10 years ago

    Where is the Cameroonian Head of State for crying out loud!

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    Philip D. Wheeler 10 years ago

    The world has so very few Saints. Only a rew come to mind, Mahatma Gandhi, The Budda, Mohomed, Jesus, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln. Nelson Mandela’s name joins that list. May he Rest In Peace.

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    TSHEPO MASILO 10 years ago

    I just hate the fact that the crowd disrepected Jacob Zuma(south african president) in front of the other leaders.I know the guy did many bad things,but we should have respected him just for the sake of the visitors! What they did is like not showing your dad respect when there are visitors in you home.Let’s just respect him for now.In a few words i would like to say “REST IN PEACE HONOURABLE MR NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MADIBA MANDELA” #RESPECT!

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      Thandeka Khoza 10 years ago

      Tshepo if you teach kids to disrespect elders same kids will do it to you. EFF heckled Zuma and he deserves remember he did it to Mbeki…people are sick of his blatant looting!!

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        WAKE-UP 10 years ago

        SURELY -Thabo supported with quiet diplomacy the looting of Zimbabwe , we are people poorer now, no school ,no medicine ., fat cats kids in western uni ,,, take of your blindfolds !!!

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        Nimrod – you are also (partly) wrong : we shall not all die! As for Nimrod. . . hey with all the killings of innocents (20,000 Ndebeles and Shonas in Matebeleland). . . yes thye DIED. . how can you, Nimrod, how CAN you ever expect Mugabe ((oh say Matibiti the Malawian to die!!!!!?

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    Where is the Cameroonian Dictator of State. In France Shagging…… lol

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    James Delinois 10 years ago

    To the world leaders. I wish you will change today and be the true example, copy of a real Leader with love, compassion,moderate and respect for each other and treat everyone the same whatever your skin color white or black, a nonviolence Leader A follower of Jesus christ like Martin Lutherking.It is all about love not interest thinking about to be rich and die with nothing only an empty hand.

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    chatsva 10 years ago

    Pa Bob tenge tiri paGwanzura Stadium

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    Paul Biya is an enemy of Democracy,peace and unity in Africa. Its high time We Africans (not only Cameroonians)should band this selfish idiot from our Blessed land.He relieved the french president to attend the funeral of the Father of Africa while he stays in France, this is not acceptable before man and God (permit me to judge). He should stay in France forever and never step his feet on African soil (from cape to Cairo)

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    Thandeka Khoza 10 years ago

    The fact is the world continues to produce more of Biyas,Mugabes,Stalins,Hitlers and less and less of the Thomas Sankaras and Mandelas it is just too tragic. Growing up I was told Mandela was the most famous man after Jesus Christ my Lord, today after attending his memorial I believe it…

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    ZimJim 10 years ago

    Excellency, There’s a joke!

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    When a country’s leader shuts the voices of the jounelist they are shutting the voice of the people. When shutting the voices of singers you are dipriving masses of their much neened information. This is a case of Zim. Until these instutions are free passing of info. We will always in bandage. Supression of black on black is more painfull than that of white on black. Correct me if I’m wrong. Being exiled by your own black foe indicates that there is something seriously wrong in the country – especially working class. It means under development of the country whilst its citizens are developing other countries and painfully for poor renumeration and wages(cheap labor). To me the country that benefits from cheap labor and and still hail the leadership of the country they come from,has double standards.

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    Sheikh Fomba Sierra Leone 10 years ago

    Mandela His creator knows best what he was created for but if we were asked, we saw him as the only therapy for western terror, transgression turmoil under the period he lived , May the good God give more Mandela

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    Blair Stannard 8 years ago

    The name for Canada is WRONG.
    Stephen Harper lost the election in October.
    The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau is the new Prime Minister.