More than 60 Heads of State Going to Nelson Mandela Funeral

More than 60 heads of state have confirmed that they will attend services for Nelson Mandela in South Africa next week... The South African government says that includes all living American presidents -- except George H.W. Bush -- as well as 26 members of Congress... Is Haiti President Michel Martelly going?

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is also going to the Mandela's funeral, accompanied by four former Brazilians Heads of State: Presidents Sarney, Melo, Cardoso and Lula da Silva.

On December 5th, Haiti's National palace released a note stating that "a Haitian delegation will travel to Johannesburg to participate in the funeral of Mandela" but it is not yet confirmed if Martelly will be a part of that delegation.

Who do you have to have all these heads of states attend your funeral?

What do you think about that?

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Legrand Parisien Salvant says...

Nelson Mandela has written, during his life, his own eulogy.

Your funeral will always be determined by your actions as a leader.

We have never had a leader at the helm of the country (Haiti) in a long time worthy of this kind of adulation.

Those in position of power were too busy looking for their own selfish

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Versaint says...

If we did not have the chance to observe the path of Gandhi, but with the last breath of wisdom, only from ninety to two thousand thirteen, it finally shows us that Mandela has such acting humbly with his own political enemies as well, he aslo forgave them and shared freely a power granted without hesitation, and especially after all he left the control just at his first term which could be multiple.

This, my God ! if there were some exploits that I wasn't hoping to see in my lifetime, the credo of the votes of two thousand nine, in the United States, and the trajectories of Mandela, are included.

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