UPDATE – Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EST
The memorial service has concluded, but SABC television coverage continues in the live stream below.
The National Memorial Service for former South African President Nelson Mandela will be held at First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the live stream scheduled to begin at 4:00 AM ET.
According to USA Today: “The FNB stadium seats 94,000 people but “overflow stadiums” have already been established because of the anticipated crowds arriving on a first-come, first-serve basis. The stadiums hold a total of about 125,000 people. Military helicopters and police armored vehicles will be positioned throughout the Gauteng province of Johannesburg.”
Fifty-nine heads of states have confirmed attendance, including President Barack Obama who will deliver remarks. Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, as well as former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied the president and First Lady Michelle Obama aboard Air Force One to South Africa for the memorial service.
Watch live stream below:
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